Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness. We focus on transforming undervalued resources through care, connection and craft; this being the opposite of wastefulness. Being resourceful is both good for us and good for the earth upon whose finite resources we depend. Resourcefulness requires us to utilise and value our inner resources and our ability to access to what we need for lives we value. Being truly resourceful connects us within communities as we share the resources we have.


Rekindle at Social Enterprise World Forum

September 18, 2017

From 27-29th September 2017 the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch. This will be a wonderful few days. Rekindle is involved in the Forum in the following ways: Pecha Kucha: Juliet Arnott, Founder & Director of Rekindle is speaking about resourcefulness and her 'why' at Purpose - Pecha Kucha on Tuesday 26th September 2017  Kahikatea Taonga: We have been commissioned to carve a taonga from local Kahikatea (we saved this precious wood from becoming wood-chip when it was being cut down in the Canterbury University grounds). This taonga will be gifted to SEWF at the closing ceremony and will travel with the forum to each host country from now on. Visit Rekindle Resourceful Skills Pop-up Workshop: We are running... Continue Reading →

Our new workshop premises at Ferrymead Heritage Park

July 30, 2017

It is wonderful to have nearly set-up the equipment we need for greenwood-working and weaving and other resourceful crafts, in our new workshop space at Ferrymead Heritage Park. We have taken up residence in the Albert Hall, which sits over the railway lines from the train station.  And not too long now til we're ready to run workshops! Can't wait to invite you all in! All the equipment in the workshop is made with reclaimed timber, using traditional designs adapted by Richard Hare. All made by the team: Trent Hiles, Greg Quinn, Douglas Horrell, Ruben Hamblett, Ruben Hull, Gemma Stratton, Kerry Mulligan et al. All for our initiative Resourceful Ōtautahi which is all about creating what we need from what we have.  Please join our... Continue Reading →

Resourceful weaving skills passed on to Richmond Community Gardeners

July 16, 2017

Super lovely to help with a workshop yesterday all about weaving willow/hazel to create planter bed edges, with the awesome crew at Richmond Community Garden. Such an exciting project. We'll be running a public workshop in mid August if you'd like to learn too! It's a wonderful feeling to make the most of the resources we have #resourcefulōtautahi A work in progress, look forward to showing you the finished article! JA Continue Reading →