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.


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 →

Christchurch City Council supports Rekindle's Resourceful Ōtautahi initiative

June 29, 2017

29th June 2017 We are SO delighted to receive this grant from Christchurch City Council for our Resourceful Ōtautahi initiative. This grant will enable us to deliver a series of free public workshops in the central city at our pop-up craft workshop at 100 Peterborough Street. Resourceful Ōtautahi is all about using craft and local resources to experience how good it feels to be resourceful, and to feel that we can make what we need from what we have, together. We have a few bits and pieces to organise and then these workshops will be announced. More soon! We are super grateful to Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces, Trent Hiles, Mackleys, Containers & More and TreeTech for making... Continue Reading →

Resourceful Ōtautahi: Resourceful Skills Workshops are underway!

March 23, 2017

It is with more delight than words can say, that I share with you the news that our Resourceful Skills Workshops are underway in central Ōtautahi Christchurch. To begin we are running workshops that focus on skills that enable functional use of cabbage tree/tī kōuka leaves from 10am to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. This includes string and rope making, basket and mat weaving. These workshops are open to anyone, and over time we will be increasing the hours that these workshops are available. Resourceful Ōtautahi wouldn't be what it is without the generous support of Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces, Trent Hiles, Mackleys, Containers & More and TreeTech. Keep in touch with, and book the available workshops... Continue Reading →