This workshop is a beautifully relaxing and fulfilling day of learning how plants from your everyday environment can produce the most incredible colours and patterns on fabrics. Using only fallen leaves we will make the most fragile and dazzling leaf imprints on silk and merino that are a beautiful ethical fashion statement.
This workshop is curated by Ari Terehova, the winner of the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards 2021. She demonstrates techniques that can enhance other artistic practices such as paper making, felting, wood art, wool art and other forms of textile art.
Te Reo sums it in the word – Kaitiakitanga. Everything we do in life has to be done sustainably, casting thought for the future. Ari’s work is strongly founded in concepts of recycling, conservation and sustainability. Only vegetation that has fallen to the ground is collected and used for her dyes. She builds on ancient and traditional knowledge she learned as a child from her grandmother in Siberia and has spent years experimenting with local flora to create similar and spectacular results. Ari generously shares these methods with us as in detail as well as tips and secrets that she has honed over years of practice and research.
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