Eco-printing (Ōtautahi)

Learn two different techniques to print botanical materials onto fabric


$44.00 per person



About this experience

  • Feb 25, 10am-1pm SOLD OUT
  • May 12, 10am-1pm SOLD OUT

Two different techniques to print botanical materials onto fabric are taught here. Firstly foraged plants and food scraps are used to upcycle an item of clothing. This eco-printing method uses heat to transfer the plant pigment onto the fabric and can produce stunning results! While garments are in the dyepot we will have a go at tataki-zome, to create colour by pounding leaves and flowers onto fabric. 

Please note: 

  • Please bring along an item of clothing or some fabric to dye. Choose white or light coloured natural fibres - wool, silk, cotton, linen etc, but please don’t buy anything new! Have a look in local op shops or the back of your wardrobe.

  • Also feel free to bring along any plant material you may want to use. A few things that work well are: eucalyptus leaves; rose and blackberry leaves; deciduous tree leaves, e.g. oak and maple; onion skins; bright coloured flowers, e.g. marigolds, hollyhocks; some fruit tree leaves (pear and feijoa work well).

  • Please bring rubber gloves if you have them, plus a bag or container to carry home your dyed item, as it may still be damp at the end of the workshop.

  • This workshop is for adults.



Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays, and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking
Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

Your Host

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Simone is a dynamic textile artist and an experienced teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for creativity. Her work is grounded by a philosophy of
resourcefulness, using local, repurposed and sustainable materials wherever
possible. Simone is passionate about keeping traditional felt making skills alive, while continuing to expand and push boundaries with contemporary techniques. Her practice includes working with felted wool, and plant dyes and inks. Simone is teaching eco-printing, eucalyptus printed hotties, felt bowls, and felt slippers.