Wreath (Ōtautahi)

Learn to make twine using tī kōuka and then transform it into a beautiful wreath.

Cost:

$25.00 per person

Duration:

2h

About this experience

  • May 12, 3pm-5pm
  • Nov 9, 3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Dec 8, 10am-12pm

Join us for this seasonal or festive wreath-making workshop and learn how to create a strong and beautiful twine from tī kōuka, which is then transformed into a wreath. Adorned with a selection of locally foraged leaves and flowers that are particular to the time of year, these wreaths look stunning on a door or table top, or as a festive, celebratory, or commemorative feature in the home. 

Please note:

  • Expect to get covered in tī kōuka.

  • Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring work gloves if you have some, and some scissors.

  • This workshop is for adults.

 

Cancellation

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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Based in Mohua Golden Bay, Gemma works predominantly as a brush maker. She majored in sculpture at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts where her practice focused on making tools and devices to assist her colleagues with their work. She weaves her long-held dedication to
resourcefulness into everything she does. Gemma is teaching hand brush, pencil brush, whisk brush, and wreath-making.

Since 2016 Diana Duncan has been developing her weaving practice with locally grown and foraged fibres. 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 the materials she grows and forages. More recently Diana has turned her attention to willow growing and weaving. Diana is teaching frame basket, foraged tray, wreath, and floor mat, and hosting monthly weaving club sessions, and some mending club sessions.