Wednesday 20 July, 3:30- 5pm, Craft Opportunities: String & rope-making with local plant fibres

Come along and learn how to create your own rope or string with Lily Duval in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $18 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page. 

In Rekindle’s most popular workshop, learn how to use local plant materials to make a strong and beautiful twine. This technique for making string and rope, which originated in the UK/Europe, is simple and can be used with many different materials.

We will be using tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves in this workshop as these are such an abundant and multi-purpose material that we can find all around us. If you have access to fallen/brown tī kōuka leaves, please bring in as big a bundle as you can! Please soak them first in water overnight if possible, if not longer. 

Masks are required for this workshop.

 

 

To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.

Tangata whenua have been weaving with tī kōuka for hundreds of years here in Aotearoa. If you are interested learning traditional Māori weaving techniques, we also offer Raranga workshops at Rekindle with Mihi Adams and Kahu Collective. We can also recommend contacting the team at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa who teach a full raranga programme as well as other Toi Māori.

Masks are required for this workshop.

Lily Duval is a multi-faceted artist and craftsperson who is resourceful by nature. She’s spent the last decade growing food, building her own tiny house and learning how to do a variety of natural crafts. Her Masters of Arts thesis examines attitudes to insects in Aotearoa and she has done watercolour illustrations to raise awareness of threatened species.

Lily has experience working with people in a variety of different settings and has a passion for teaching and working with young folk. She currently teaches spoon-carving, tī kouka basket, and string making workshops. She is currently developing sewing workshops. More about Lily’s work: https://www.lilyduval.com/

Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 

Why?

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We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.








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