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Botanical Inks Fabric Block Print Workshop


Sat 3 Mar 2018, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: Hagley Park North, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $85.00 ($80.00 + $5.00 fees)
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Listed by: Bluegum Fibres

Discover how to extract colours from local seasonal foliage.

Make Beautifully printed fabric panel.

You will learn how to block print on paper and fabric.

You will make you own natural dyes, everything provided.

Chemical free process make it safe for both participants and New Zealand.

We will discuss traditional ways of making dyes, gather your dye elements on a walk and develop confidence in making your own natural dye palette.

Natural dyes in the textile sector take approximately only 1 % due to certain technical and sustainability aspects involved in production and application. 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 natural colour a turning point for your creativity with this workshop! 

Meet at Hagley Park outside of the Information Center /Ilex café/.

Artist: Arina Senior (née 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. Her work experience includes architectural studio, graphic design and theatre decor. She is now studying towards a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and Heritage Architecture.

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield".

Arina grew up with two grand mothers who taught her most of the arts and crafts she knows today. Living in a remote land fostered her respect for natural resources.

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

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