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Majacraft Camp 2022

UPDATE: Due to Covid, Majacraft Camp 2022 has been postponed until 6-8 May 2022 – see you there! We are pleased to announce our upcoming retreat in 2022. We have chosen the theme: “Spinning a World of Fibre” and throughout the three days we will delve into […]

Majacraft New Bobbins Review

Majacraft New Bobbins Review

By Suzy Brown (This article was first published in Issue 9 of tinyStudio Creative Life Magazine)   Over the years I have had the privilege of being able to test new products as they come out of Majacraft’s workshop. Most recently, there has been a […]

Camp 2021 is Planned!

Camp 2021 is Planned!

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming retreat in 2021 is going to be  “Living in the Moment with Majacraft.”

Throughout this retreat we are going to focus on mindfulness and simplicity through our handcrafts.  In our ever-changing world, I think it’s more important than ever for us to take stock and focus on how we can help nurture our minds and creativity through handcrafts – “When we’re mindful, we reduce stress, enhance performance, gain insight and awareness through observing our own mind, and increase our attention to others’ well-being”. –


Where:                                                                                Pacific Park Christian Holiday Camp, 1110 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach

When:                                                                                  1pm Friday 9th April – 3pm Sunday 11th April

Cost:                                                                                        NZ$425 (all inclusive – see below for more info)


2021 Class Content:

Combing Gradients – with Suzy Brown  – make a gradient fibre preparation and then add some extra steps to make it unique and gorgeous! Plus learn some exciting tricks with combs along the way.

Hotch Potch Yarn with Janet Day – Australia  – our very first virtual class all the way from over the ditch!

Sashiko Stitching – with Cher Feary  – make yourself a gorgeous azuma bag featuring sashiko, an ancient traditional Japanese mending stitching technique.

Lace Spinning with Jenny Hart  – have you ever wanted to spin lace weight yarn? Have you thought of the beautiful things you can make with it?  Learn the technique and more.

Drafting with Kate Mahoney – exploration of drafting techniques for different fibre types – some prior knowledge of short forward and short backward to the retreat will ensure you get the best out of this fascinating class.

Beginners & Beyond with Pat Old  – for beginners or those lacking confidence in their spinning. Learn about the mechanics of your wheel, about fleece and fibre types, yarn design and how to finesse your yarn.  This is a separate stream and will run alongside our usual main stream classes.


Its also a good time to talk about how we will be running this retreat differently due to Covid19 .  There is a possibility of restrictions and precautions, and also a possible lockdown.  Nobody knows what’s on the horizon.  So in light of this fact, we have decided not to do a payment plan – this year we would like to ask for a deposit, with the balance of the payment in March.  However should Covid19 “throw the cat amongst the pigeons” and cancel our event, then we will definitely be offering full refunds.  We do ask however, that your deposit is still non-refundable for anything else other than Covid19 related.

The all inclusive cost for the 2021 Majacraft Magic Retreat is $425 – this includes: all accommodation (including bedding/towels), all meals (by our favourite chef Kendell & team), and all class materials/fibres etc.  Just turn up with your suitcase and spinning wheel and enjoy!

Please contact us directly at or call + 64 (7) 543-3618  for more payment details and to reserve your place!


If you are interested in doing the Beginners stream or know of anyone else who would be interested, please let us know.  We will need a minimum of 6 people to run this very special class.

We were so lucky to have been able to run Camp 2020 this year before Covid reached our shores, it was enjoyed by all and we all have very warm remembrances of that special time! We think Camp 2021 will also be a wonderful time for us to gather and share, and we hope you can join us!


A New Look to Majacraft Bobbins! 

A New Look to Majacraft Bobbins! 

It is Spring here in New Zealand, a time of lambs, daffodils, and also fresh beginnings. This seems to be the perfect time for us to bring you our brand new range of Majacraft bobbins! We have spent the winter completely overhauling all our bobbins, and are […]

Fun With Spikes! Colour Management on a Hackle with Suzy Brown

Fun With Spikes! Colour Management on a Hackle with Suzy Brown

I would like to share with you something I have developed that I think is new and exciting, this is my super duper colour management system for use with the Hackle – one of my favourite Majacraft tools! I started developing this system in mid […]

Whose Feet are These?!

Whose Feet are These?!

Did you guess which of our wheels these pretty pedals belong to? They DO look like Rose pedals, or Suzies, or even Aura’s, they could be Pioneer feet but these are Rimu not Ash, so whose can they be?

Yes! Our updated Little Gem has new shoes!

Now that our workshop is back into production and shipping again after our New Zealand Covid lockdown, we are pleased to be able to get back to making and shipping orders for our updated Gem! We released this not long before the virus became a global pandemic, and we know some of you have been waiting for yours to be shipped. For those who have not yet met the stylish new look Gem, here is a rundown of the things we have changed.

Fundamentally the Little Gem remains the same, a gorgeous, fold down travel wheel that is smooth to use and stable when spinning. It still fits all our accessories and kits, such as the lace kit for fine spinning, or the jumbo flyer and bobbins for art yarns and plying. We believe that the changes we have made will improve the look and performance of this wheel in a number of ways.

  • The Tension knob position has moved down slightly so large flyers will fit with the standard tension knob, there is no need to order a new tension knob for those wanting to use Jumbo bobbins and larger flyer.
  • The stem lock bolt has moved to the front of the stem and changed shape, so it is easier to turn and give the front a more ‘flowing’ aesthetic.
  • The slider knob (for locking the stem upright) is now in stainless steel and has a larger thread, so is now also stronger.
  • We have created a new pedal shape, which is more in line with our other wheels.
  • The geometry of pedals and crank has changed slightly.
  • The metal badge has been replaced with laser engraved “Majacraft”.
  • We have created a new special cast bracket for the stem stop. This is now adjustable and makes the wheel much more rigid.
  • We have added larger bearings in drive wheel – this is so we can use a larger and stronger axle.

We hope you will like these new changes to the Little Gem. This wheel continues to be a fantastic travel wheel, which is often used also as a ‘main’ wheel by many happy Little Gem spinners!  I will leave you will one of my favourite ‘Gem Spun’ yarns, made with my preferred Gem set up of the lace kit: fast flyer and pulley, with the gorgeous wee baby bobbins!

Till next time, Happy Spinning!




Painted Pioneer

Painted Pioneer

A short time ago we released the new updated version of the Pioneer, our entry level spinning wheel. The update has quite a few changes, such as the super handy handle in the stem, the nicer shaped pedals, and the harder wood (moved from Pine […]

Majacraft Camp 2020!

Here we are with Majacraft camp news! We are all set for a new venue next year (Papamoa) with great space, excellent catering, and the beach too! Our tutors are ready for action and are bringing some wonderful and exciting classes for you to enjoy. […]

Majacraft Hand Cards: A Tool Treat!

Majacraft Hand Cards: A Tool Treat!


We are excited to announce a new addition to our range of fibre preparation tools!

We have been busy in the Majacraft workshop, and are happy to announce we have a new product to share with you and our customers!

The new Majacraft Hand Cards are now available to order and will be ready to ship in time for Christmas!

These new Cards are a wonderful compliment to our existing fibre preparation tools, the Hand Combs, Blending Board, and Drum Carder.  We have created these hand cards with bamboo, offering a light weight carding experience that won’t tire you or strain your hands or wrists. The ergonomic shape to the handle follows through from the gentle curve of the hand card itself, making it easy to position and hold while in use. The  carding cloth is a good all-round 96 tpi, making these suitable for most kinds of wool carding and blending.

We are sure you will enjoy using these hand cards to prepare your fibre, you can start with washed locks and quickly turn them into lofty rolags, or you can blend a range of colours and fibres together, you can even use them to prepare mini batts to spin from! Easy and light, these cards will quickly become a trusted part of your spinning toolbox!



The Pioneer becomes the Pioneer X!

Have you heard the news yet?! At the end of April 2019 we launched a fresh new-look Pioneer, two in fact! The Pioneer X and the X-Creative! This is an update and makeover of our entry level wheel which has proven to be a wonderful workhorse […]