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.

Choose a workshop from the list below, or contact me for a workshop date by arrangement for private tuition or for groups of 4 - 6 people, either at my place or yours (depending on location).

  • From Whenua to Fibre - Eco Printing on Fabric
    05 Mar 2023, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    A beginners journey into botanical dyeing - create natural eco prints onto cotton and linen fabrics.
  • Weekend master class - Botanical eco printing
    24 Mar 2023, 5:00 pm NZDT – 26 Mar 2023, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Orewa College, 76 Riverside Road, Orewa, Auckland 0931, New Zealand
    Join me on a 2 day intensive at the Embroiders Great Escape in March 2023, hosted in Hibiscus coast.
  • Ice Dyeing Workshop postponed
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Indie dye a unique silk scarf in abstract patterns using natural dyes and ice transfer.
  • Addicted to Indigo - a vat dyeing workshop
    Time is TBD
    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.
  • Yarn dyeing with Madder
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Rd, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Explore the potential of Madder extract dye to create many different colours on wool, and use your discoveries to dye yarn for your own indie knitting or weaving projects.
  • Botanical flower dyeing on silk.
    Sun, 04 Dec
    Nuku Studio
    04 Dec, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    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.

"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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