Sunday 5 March, 10am-5pm, Tī kōuka lightshade

Course Overview

This workshop will give you the skills you need to create a lightshade measuring 250 x 250mm using tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves and willow or hazel wood. This lightshade can be installed as a hanging pendant, or used as a table lamp if you have a base for that.  To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.

Please note; Due to the length of this workshop we would recommend this to participants who have previous weaving experience or those that are used to working at other tasks that require prolonged dexterity. This workshop is for adults. Please also bring the table lamp base and frame with you if this is the intention you have for your lightshade. 


Rekindle Workshop
Upstairs in the former Boys' High building
Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard.


Level Duration Format
 7 hrs In Workshop



Bookings are Non-refundable 
A partial credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation. Please advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. 
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 


Now based in Te Tai o Aorere/Tasman, Gemma Stratton has been a resident craftsperson at Rekindle. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Canterbury School of Fine Arts, and weaves her long-held dedication to resourcefulness into everything she touches. Gemma’s time in the Rekindle workshop developing brushes and lightshades was funded by Creative New Zealand.

Gemma has taught a variety of workshops using tī kōuka (cabbage tree) leaves within our resourceful skills workshop programme.


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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