Global Stitch Up Artists
Salaam alaikum, My name is Abida. I am originally from Pakistan. I came in New Zealand 10 months ago. I have 2 children. I love gong out for a walk in the evenings. I usually spend my spare time doing knitting, crotchet and sewing.
Hola! My name is Adriana and I am originally from Cali Colombia where I used to have my own shop. I love crafts and enjoy painting in “Arte Country” and techniques on aging wood. I enjoy walking and biking in this beautiful and quiet city of Nelson.
Asalam o Alaikum, I am Areeha and my name means "the smart one". I am from Pakistan. I love to learn things and I learned making scrunchies and face pads during my time at Cultural Conversations. Cultural Conversations is a very good platform to meet other women and help each other to develop different skills. Thank you CC for giving us so many opportunities for communicating and learning!
Hola, my name is Blanca. I am originally from Cali Colombia and have lived in NZ for five years. Although I am recovering from a recent shoulder surgery I still manage to enjoy walking around the natural beauty of Nelson. Cultural Conversations has provided me opportunities to be creative and meet other women.
Hola, I'm Claudia from Colombia.
I have been living in NZ for 4 years and love my life in Nelson. Making gifts in general and toys for Christmas is something I enjoy a lot. I'm so glad to be part of the opportunities Cultural Conversations provides, particularly to join in the many craft activities.
I hope you find something that speaks to you in my art and thank you for your support.
I am from Colombia and have lived in New Zealand for 5 years. I have three children at the age of 2, 12 and 18, so there is always lots going on. I am working part-time for Sealord and like the people there. I am new to Cultural Conversations and I am excited to learn new skills like sewing!
Asslam o alikum !!
I am Farah Adeeba. I am from Pakistan.
I came to New Zealand in 2022 .
It's been 1 and half months since I arrived in Nelson.
I love sewing. I am happy to join the Cultural Conversations program.
I am from Colombia and have been in New Zealand for 6 years already. I have a 2 year old little toddler. Before I had my kid, I used to be a hairdresser and I was doing nails too. In New Zealand I continue doing this for my friends and planning to start to study at NMIT so I can work in my profession. I am at Cultural Conversations for the first time and I love that there is space to connect with other women and create something together.
Namaskar! I'm Harleen from the Punjab State of India. Sunny Nelson has been my home for three years. I enjoy sports and love to go to the gym at least 4 to 5 times a week. I also play basketball during the weekends. Cultural Conversations is a wonderful place for me to meet other women and join in the sewing workshops
I like outdoor activities, crafting and anything to do with art. I like literature, food and music and use to play piano and sing in a church choir back in Colombia. Here in Nelson, I go with my family out for fishing at Rock’s Road and then we have the fish for dinner. I came to Cultural Conversations to make scrunchies and learn new skills and it is a good occasion to practice my English..
Hola! My name is Maria and I was born in Colombia. I came to NZ when I was just 8 years old. I enjoy all art activities and cooking with my mum.
I go to Broadgreen School and love joining in the sewing workshops at Cultural Conversations.
Hola! My name is Marina and I'm from Cali, Colombia. I have lived in Nelson for 4 years, love dancing and making things. I enjoy the different workshops offered by Cultural Conversations. It is a joy to be in a safe space where I can meet others and use my hands creatively.
I am from Pakistan. I am a Muslim.
I am married and I have 3 children aged 11, 9 and 7.
I like sewing, and cooking and beauty therapy.
I like New Zealand because my family is safe and my children are happy. I love the scenery.
Salaam alaikum, my name is Mona. I am originally from Saudi Arabia. I really enjoy doing crafts, meeting new people and sharing cultures. I have found Cultural Conversations a great way to connect with others.
Salaam. My name is Nafisa.
I am from Afghanistan.
I came to New Zealand in 2021.
I love sewing.
I like practising my English at
My name is Rehana. I am a housewife. I love to stitch and take part in multicultural activities. I also love cooking.
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Many things can enrich life and give it meaning and people are less likely to become isolated if they regularly take part in activities they find interesting or fulfilling.