Sunday 23 October, 4-5.30pm, Ōtepoti Dunedin: String & rope-making with plant fibres

Come along this Labour Weekend and learn how to make string and rope with Hannah Wilson-Black. This workshop is located at the O Block Hub, on the corner of ANZAC Ave and Minerva St in Ōtepoti Dunedin. More detailed information about location and parking will be provided prior to the workshop.

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.  

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

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. Our wonderful local volunteers will collect and soak these for us. The techniques taught in this workshop originate in Europe and the UK. To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.

At this stage face masks are required for this workshop unless you have an exemption.

Cancellations 

We are reliant on full workshops to cover our considerable travel costs from Ōtautahi Christchurch. Therefore, bookings are strictly non-refundable unless we can be advised in enough time to be able to sell your ticket to someone else.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you think you may not make it so we can try to do this for you. You may also choose to transfer your booking to another name. If Rekindle needs to cancel the workshop for any reason, you will be fully refunded

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This Rekindle Ōtepoti tour is generously supported by our hosts Dunedin School of Art, The Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, and Res.Awesome (check them out, they are awesome). We are ever grateful to Creative New Zealand for continued support of Rekindle.

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