Gemma's experience with our workshop programme began in early 2017 when she attended some of our very first workshops. Now Gemma is a part-time resident in the Rekindle workshop, funded by a Creative New Zealand Arts Grant. She can be found working in our Arts Centre workshop most Fridays, and also teaching tī kōuka brush-making, basket weaving, string making & how to make little tī kōuka folk within our Resourceful Skills workshop programme. @g.m.stratton
Image above by Justyn Denney.
Gemma has spent months developing ways to make useful functional brushes from exposed tī kōuka fibre and local hazel for handles. She is now sharing these skills in our workshop programme.
Image 1 & 4 by Alex Yerks
An Orkney-style chair made by our Rekindle collective, with tī kōuka or cabbage tree leaf back woven by Gemma.
Images by Justyn Denney.
A workshop Gemma developed for younger children to be able to play and create with the tī kōuka leaves.