Eco Print Workshop

Where: Spencer Park, Heyders Road, Spencerville, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Workshop Admission: $60.00
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Listed by: Bluegum Fibres

Come and make your own Eco Printed one-off creation.

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.

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Maker: 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.

Artist's philosophy: "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield".
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.
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: We will go for a mindful walk into the forest and out on the beach to collect our dye ingredients. Make your own eco printed scarf with seaweed, a permanent wearable impression of your sea forest walk.

What we will learn: how to keep seaweed lace imprint, extract organic colours from fallen leaves and enjoy the permanent impressions on natural fibre.

What to bring: lunch, snack. Everything else provided for one scarf.

Meet at the Holiday park's Cafe.

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