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.

  • Botanical eco print on textiles
    Fri, 24 Mar
    Orewa College
    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.
  • Stitch a fabric and found object brooch.
    Time is TBD
    Kaiwaka, 132 Gibbons Road, Kaiwaka 0573, New Zealand
    Cosy up and stitch yourself a brooch or mini wall art from found objects and repurposed fabrics, infused with a positive message.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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