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Eco Printed Wool Cushion Cover - Handmade Xmas


Sun 15 Sep 2019, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Assembly Point, 52 Somerset Cres, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Bluegum Fibres

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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