Nurture your creative soul in a natural dyeing workshop at my home studio in Kaipara. I offer a number of seasonal topics for beginners and the more experienced artist. Experience the wonderful dynamics of being amongst a small group of like-minded creatives in a garden setting. You'll come away with new knowledge, a uniquely dyed item to take home and the possibility of new friends.

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Workshops & Teachings

  • Indigo Play Date
    Sat, 28 May
    Nuku Studio
    28 May, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm NZST
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Indigo dyers are invited to bring along their own stash and enjoy a day of dyeing in the vat. Prior experience is necessary as this is not a tutored workshop.
  • Rubia Alchemy - Dye Experiments with Madder
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Explore the potential of Madder, an ancient natural plant source that yields many enticing hues in the spectrum of red.
  • From Whenua to Fibre - Eco Printing on Fabric
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Learn how to use plants to make successful eco prints onto fabric using a hot bundle technique in this full day workshop.
  • Botanical dyeing with flowers on silk.
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Create a delicate kaleidoscope of beautiful colours on silk satin with seasonal flowers in this natural dyeing workshop.
  • Bee-joux at Beetopia - a sweet little workshop
    Sun, 01 May
    Beetopia Honey Tasting Shed
    01 May, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Beetopia Honey Tasting Shed, 181 Omaha Flats Road, Tāwharanui Peninsula, New Zealand
    A bee-autiful fusion of natural flower dyeing on silk and honeybee related happenings in collaboration with Beetopia apiary. Join us for a Sunday of food, friends and florals in Matakana that will leave you buzzing.
  • Indigo Shibori Workshop
    Sun, 06 Mar
    Nuku Studio
    06 Mar, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Join a small group of creatives to explore various ways of Shibori dyeing with natural blue indigo on a linen scarf and your own fabric stash.
  • Conscious clothing makeover
    Sun, 23 Jan
    Nuku Studio
    23 Jan, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Take your preloved clothing and give it a new unique look with natural plant dyes and eco printing. This is an eco-conscious and meaningful way of up-cycling that's good for your wardrobe and the planet.
  • Winter Eco Printing on Merino
    Sun, 04 Jul
    Nuku Studio
    04 Jul 2021, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Experience the magic of making prints on fabric using tannin rich evergreen leaves on a merino scarf.
  • Addicted to Indigo - a vat dyeing workshop
    02 May 2021, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Get yourself into a blue zen zone with this ancient and traditional plant derived vat dye. Learn basic Shibori resist techniques and dip dye your own items of clothing or stash.

Book a workshop for your own group - either at my place or yours - or arrange personal tuition for your own project.

"thank you for your hospitality, you opened your heart and home for strangers like us and we truly enjoyed spending the day with all of you"

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