Perfect for novices or anyone wishing to upskill, particularly in power-tools and machinery.
Welcome to WomenzShed
Kia ora and welcome
Our mission at WomenzShed is to educate, empower, connect and inspire women through woodworking, DIY and other trade activities. Whether you’re a crafter or DIYer, a hobbyist or thinking about entering the trades, we are here to help.
What we do
Our dedicated team of experienced women and extensive wood workshop provides the opportunity for women of all ages to learn how to work with tools and machinery, in a supportive and friendly environment.
See our workshops and Memberships for what’s currently on offer.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Our happy members
The level and style of instruction - a really lovely way of teaching - it was detailed enough, and covered what it needed to in a short enough time that we could stay focused. The repetition was great so that I could get comfortable with tools that scared me. It was clever to give us basic wood to work with so that we could relax about trying things out. I appreciated that we were encouraged to take things apart and reassemble them, ie tools and changing out blades etc and trying new hand tools. Having a teacher and support teacher was great too.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the facilitators and learned so much about correct use of tools. Now I understand grinders, routers and the different saws. Many useful measuring tips, etc, along the way. I can now sharpen my plane blades correctly and set the blade on the skill saw. All hit and miss before. Thank you for a fun, valuable course. Look forward to further courses.
This workshop delivered everything I hoped for, thanks to the energetic, supportive, fun and knowledgeable crew. It was delivered in a very down to earth way, with something for everyone. The small group learning was a perfect way to pick up skills and get to know people. I left every session smiling!