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BOUTIQUE AND WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ALL VISITORS.

Summer hours Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11 - 4 pm.
If it is raining or the Saturday market is closed I am at my workshop on Saturday 10-1 pm.

The MADCAT workshop houses the large cutting table and machinery. The textile printing tables are on the verandah.  I am happy to talk you through my design process and show you examples of my design work at different stages of completion. Please contact me if you wish to visit in a group of 6 or more so I can set aside time to show you around. Some days are very busy especially in Summer.  I post details of the day and time I am planning to screenprint on my FaceBook page in Summer, but in Winter when the weather is unpredictable I can only print when the weather allows.

Within my boutique there is a room set aside for MADCAT skirts, tops and T shirts together with a changing room for trying on garments. 

I store pieces of all my printed textiles so you can choose your own fabric which I can then make into a skirt and send to anywhere in the world where there is a postal service. I do not charge extra for a made to measure skirt providing you can come into the workshop for me to measure you.  I can make alterations to any skirt to ensure a good fit while you walk around the park or visit the café.  

There are two rooms within my boutique set aside to display wedding dresses, bridal wear and corsets.  I close the workshop for an hour when I have a bride visiting to ensure I can give undivided attention to discuss her dress or work on fittings. 

During the COVID restrictions you will need to wear a mask when visiting my boutique / workshop. Like other retail outlets you do not need a vaccine passport 

Summer opening hours in December and January will be Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11 – 4 pm 

 Bridal consultations are by appointment only, typically on a Sunday.

The MADCAT boutique and workshop is located in the Old Anchor Inn, a beautifully restored villa within Founders Heritage Park, open air museum in Nelson. It is easy to find on Atawhai Drive, distinguishable by the old windmill that still has its functioning blades. It is on a bus route or it is a short walk from the city centre. There is a large free car park. Founders Park is well worth a visit. It has a café, a small train that runs on Sundays and various obsolete vehicles for children to play on including a full size aeroplane, fire engine and crane.  There are other artisan workshops to visit within the park and static historic displays.  

There is an entry fee to the park itself but this is waived if you are only intending to visit my workshop. You just mention this to the receptionist situated within the Windmill. The park regularly hosts music, food and beer festivals.  If you would like to visit me during these festivals please contact me  and I will meet you at the entrance and take you in through another gate that is closer to my workshop.

WORKSHOP OPENING HOURS

Summer opening hours for January and February are

Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11-4pm and by appointment.

IF THE NELSON SATURDAY MARKET IS CLOSED OR IT IS RAINING I AM AT MY WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY 10 – 1pm 

Ordering on line is a 7 day turn around for made to measure and garments not in stock. New colours are being introduced. Please e mail if you would like a photograph or samples of the full range of fabric colours available.

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