Like scrimshaw and fancy knotwork, embroidered ship portraits - aka woolies - were the handiwork of men whose ships were propelled by the wind. Try your hand at wool embroidery and make your own tiny "woolie" using a collection of embroidery stiches. No stitching experience needed.

*This event is part of the New Zealand Maritime Museum's Captains, Collectors, Friends & Adventurers Workshop Series. Visit our website to learn about the various artists and crafts on offer.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 13 February 2023