Tasman Canvas

About Tasman Canvas

About Tasman Canvas in Motueka

Tasman Canvas office and factory in Motueka High Street Image ©
Tasman Canvas office and factory in Motueka High Street Image ©

Tasman Canvas is a small family business in Motueka located in the Tasman region next to Nelson.

We are a new player in the region but have made our mark and continue to grow toward being the first stop for your canvas needs.

Our founding director Rowan Boot starting sewing items in 1989 with a Diploma in Tailoring and Design. Moving on to outdoor fabrics in 1999, with the start up of Origin Tents Ltd, manufacturing unique canvas tents for festivals and events.

In 2011 Co-Director Monique Patterson joined the business and Tasman Canvas was formed. Monique's background is in Environmental Science, management and education.

Also in the sewing team is Heather Palmer, who has a lot of experience in the sewing industry, working since 1986 for industrial sewing giants like Macpac, Arthur Ellis and McKensie and Willis.

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Tasman Canvas testimonials

David's storm dodger Image ©
David's storm dodger Image ©

"Tasman Canvas were awesome. Super helpful and enthusiastic to help from the start. Result?... a dodger beautifully crafted, delivered on time that is made to last. I've even tried it against 5m breakers over the bow in 30 knot winds, and they just bounced off! What more could you ask for?!"

A Tasman Canvas Yurt Image ©
A Tasman Canvas Yurt Image ©

"We had Rowan make us a nine-metre yurt and we found him to be highly
professional and highly skilled. Rowan and Monique made the whole process
hassle-free and straightforward. All our requests were met and we really
enjoyed working with them. We absolutely love our yurt- it is a pleasure to
live in and we couldn't recommend Rowan and Monique more highly."

Brad & Kate

Ali & Aaron's clear screens Image ©
Ali & Aaron's clear screens Image ©

"I wish to give my expression of appreciation towards the staff at Tasman Canvas. Their service was great, always keeping us informed from the quote to the installation of the finished product. I liked their attention to detail and the extra effort to getting things measured just right. We are very happy with our deck screens and the quality finish they present. All the best for the future Tasman Canvas."
Ali & Aaron


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Origin Tents & Tasman Canvas
78 High Street
Tel: 03 528 4640
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