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-mined 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

  • Family Tie Dye and Indigo
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    A fun workshop designed for kids 7 years and up to attend with a parent or guardian. You'll learn some simple tie dye techniques and use a magical blue indigo dye vat to dye your own preloved clothing and fabrics.
  • 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.
  • Sustainable Makeovers
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Revamp your loved old clothes with natural plant dyes and eco printing. This is an eco-conscious and meaningful way of upcycling that benefits your wardrobe and the planet.
  • 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.
  • Eco dye a silk cushion
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Create your own colour infused and eco printed silk cushion using an advanced two step natural dyeing technique.
  • Vat dyeing with indigo
    Time is TBD
    Nuku Studio
    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.

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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