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Eco Printed Wool Cushion Cover - Handmade Xmas

Eco Printed Wool Cushion Cover - Handmade Xmas

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  • Sun 15 Sep ’19, 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Assembly Point, 52 Somerset Cres, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission One Pillow Case: $48.00
  • Admission Two Pillow Cases: $83.00

Come and make your own eco printed woollen cushion cover as part of our Hand made Xmas at Assembly Point!

Natural dyes in the textile sector take approximately only 1% due to certain technical and sustainability aspects involved in production and application.

Make this masterclass a turning point in your creative practice! Use local, redundant natural elements to yield colour! And yes it is permanent without the use of any harsh chemicals!

I am looking forward to passing on the knowledge to expand your creative flow.

China now accounts for 40–45% of world consumption of synthetic dyes. “During the dyeing process, an average t-shirt will use 16-20 litres of water. 80% of the dye is retained by the fabric and the rest is flushed out. The global textile industry discharges 40,000 – 50,000 tons of dye into the water system and Europe discharges 200,000 tons of salt”. - Cambridge University, Well Dressed report.

Make a Xmas presents with the least impact using natural ingredients!

NO alum
NO copper
NO hardwoods
ALL leaves are windfall

Tutour: Ari Terekhova – architect, artist.
Made Christchurch her home in 2002. She currently works on the Christchurch re-build and involved with heritage buildings.
Arina has a degree in architecture from Siberia, Russia. Arina grew up with two grandmothers who taught her most of the arts and crafts she knows today. Living in a remote land fostered her respect for natural resources. She is now studying towards a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and Heritage Architecture.

Recycling, conservation, sustainability. Te Reo sums it in the word - Kaitiakitanga. Everything we do in life has to be done sustainably, casting thoughts to the future!

What we will do: explore our natural dye ingredients, eco-print woollen cushion cover

What we will learn: How to extract and change colours using local plants, learn vernacular colour recipes. A little bit of chemistry along with botany and some historical uses of plants and fibre.

What to bring: pen to write up magical recipes in your eco-dyed book (provided)

Everything else provided, including tea, coffee and a light snack.

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