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!
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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