This class with Diana Duncan is being held at The Arts Centre Gym as part of The Green Lab’s Understorey project (more below).
Learn how to use tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves to make a strong and beautiful twine. Rekindle’s most popular workshop, this technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials.
Tī kōuka cabbage tree leaves are such an abundant and multi-purpose material that we can find all around us. If you have access to fallen/brown cabbage tree leaves, please feel free to bring a big bunch along with you, which have been soaked overnight or longer.
There are 12 places available in this workshop.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.
Understorey is a pop up community, event and co-working space, where the Green Lab will be hosting events, conversations, community groups, innovators and organisations. In this way the Green Lab is tending to the community understorey of Ōtautahi Christchurch and supporting a flourishing, interconnected wellbeing-focused economy.
Bookings are essential. Please book one spot per person attending (including children).
About your tutor
Diana learnt tī kōuka string and basket making from Juliet Arnott in 2016 and joined Rekindle as a tutor in 2019. In this time Diana has explored this materials use in a myriad of ways. Having studied fashion design and worked in clothing repairs and alterations Diana has always enjoyed creative design and problem solving. Her desire to tread lightly on this earth and conserve its resources has found a natural fit with this locally abundant and durable material. She has also worked with willow and is eager to deepen her weaving knowledge experience.
Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.
This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.
We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.
Management of COVID-19 risk:
Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.
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This class with Diana Duncan is held in our workshop at the Art Centre, upstairs in the Boys High Building at 28 Worcester Blvd. Learn how to use tī kōuka /...
This class with Diana Duncan takes place in our workshop at the Arts Centre, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard. Learn to make...