Resourceful Craft 2024 is a programme of craft workshops teaching resourceful skills for the wellbeing of people and planet. We want to share traditional craft practices that will provide you with new skills and a new relationship with local materials and the resources that are around you.
Check out the full programme here and to enrol, see our workshop booking pages:Ōtautahi Christchurch & Rīkona Lincoln
The materials for many of these workshops include locally foraged and carefully harvested fibres and foliage, green wood supplied by friendly urban arborists, and repurposed textiles that might otherwise have gone to waste. We also offer chances to learn to care for your tools and breathe new life into worn out clothing. In addition, you’ll find opportunities to come together with others on a regular basis to practise your skills at our monthly club sessions, where we can get to know you and better support you in your resourceful craft journey.
These workshops can also be taught to private groups, by arrangement. Costs vary depending on the workshop and venue.
Resourceful Craft 2024 is an offshoot of Rekindle, being run as a separate project by a charitable entity, and supported by Creative New Zealand.
A crucial part of our approach is growing in understanding of our relationships to the whenua, and the impact of colonisation on craft practice and in many other areas of life in Aotearoa. In Ōtautahi we acknowledge the awa (rivers) Ōtākaro Avon and Ōpāwaho Heathcote which give life to this area, and to mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and Ngāi Tahu whānui. We also mihi to those who whakapapa to Waitaha and Ngāti Māmoe, who are closely connected to this land. We are committed to honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi, and understanding its vital relevance today.