September 29, 2022

Rekindle in Ōtepoti Dunedin for Labour Weekend

Rekindle is pleased to announce that it is heading south Labour Weekend to present a series of workshops in Ōtepoti Dunedin. 

With 16 workshops on offer from 22-24 October, this is a chance for people to develop their craft skills or try their hand at making what we need from what we have around us, for the good of people and planet. 

Eco-printing, making baskets and trays from foraged materials, felt-making, and spoon carving are some of the resourceful craft skills on offer. Through these workshops, Rekindle promotes the sense of purpose that comes with transforming local materials through skill sharing, and the care and connection to each other and the planet that is inherent in craft. 

The classes are taught by experienced Ōtautahi Christchurch-based craft practitioners - Simone Bensdorp, Douglas Horrell, Diana Duncan and Gemma Stratton, all of whom teach these skills and many more at the Rekindle workshop at Te Matatiki Te Ora The Arts Centre in Christchurch. 

The workshops are expected to be popular as Rekindle’s last southern sojourn in September 2020 sold out within days. Otago Polytechnic is the host for the weekend, while support from Res.Awesome has also enabled this trip. 

Rekindle manager Hannah Wilson Black says, 'We're thrilled to be able to bring Rekindle resourceful craft workshops to Ōtepoti. We hope that through learning these new skills people will increase their awareness in their relationship with this planet and discover resourceful ways of utilising local and sustainable resources to make the things that they need.' 

For listings and bookings; check out the website here.