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Sat, 15 Aug


Nuku Studio

Eco print - have-a-go!

Experience the magic of making prints on fabric using leaves and seeds in this practical introductory workshop into the art of eco print.

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Eco print - have-a-go!
Eco print - have-a-go!

Time & Location

15 Aug 2020, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand

About the Event

Have you an artistic soul that needs nurturing? Come to this have-a-go short course in eco printing, otherwise known as botanical contact print. Make colours and unique prints using leaves and flowers on fabric that has been pre-prepared for you to take plant dyes.  We'll use a hot bundle technique to create your designs, and chat over lunch in a garden setting while we wait for the magic to happen. Then unbundle your work and experience the joy of having created something sustainable and unique to keep. Please bring a few leaves from your garden or a place significant to you. All materials, tea/coffee and fabrics included. Please BYO lunch.

Karen Williamson is an natural dyer with experience in eco printing and in teaching workshops. For an insight into the process see Karen's short video at YouTube

Please note, for an full day's masterclass including how to mordant fabrics for dyeing, Karen runs a full day workshop entitled 'From Whenua to Fibre' once or twice per year and individual lessons by arrangement. Take home mordant packs $20, and blank silk scarves $25 can be purchased on the day. Eftpos available. 


  • Have-a-go ticket

    Includes tutoring, materials, morning tea and a fabric item to dye and keep.




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