Come along and learn how to weave a seasonal wreath with Lily Duval in a class held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.
Join Lily Duval for this seasonal wreath-making workshop and learn how to make a strong and beautiful twine, which we will then transform into a wreath. This will then be decorated with different leaves and flowers that are particular to this time of year. During this workshop we will also talk about the practices and ways to celebrate this time of year.
Lily will bring some seasonal finds to decorate your wreath with, but feel free to bring your own!
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 can access some, soak it over night or even longer and bring this in.
To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.
Tangata whenua have been weaving with tī kōuka for hundreds of years here in Aotearoa. If you are interested learning traditional Māori weaving techniques, we also offer Raranga workshops at Rekindle with Mihi Adams and Kahu Collective. We can also recommend contacting the team at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa who teach a full raranga programme as well as other Toi Māori.
Masks are required for this workshop.
Lily Duval is a multi-faceted artist and craftsperson who is resourceful by nature. She’s spent the last decade growing food, building her own tiny house and learning how to do a variety of natural crafts. Her Masters of Arts thesis examines attitudes to insects in Aotearoa and she has done watercolour illustrations to raise awareness of threatened species.
Lily has experience working with people in a variety of different settings and has a passion for teaching and working with young folk. She currently teaches spoon-carving, tī kouka basket, and string making workshops. She is currently developing sewing workshops. More about Lily’s work: https://www.lilyduval.com/
Bookings are non-refundable
A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given.
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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