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Rotorua Museum Craft Revival Café – Tie-Dyeing

Rotorua Museum Craft Revival Café – Tie-Dyeing

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  • Tue 12 Jun ’18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Children's Art House, 4600 Queens Drive, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.38


Rotorua Museum

With several crafts having funky revivals recently, the team from Rotorua Museum are running a series of Craft Café Revival classes to introduce these vintage crafts to new generations.

Located at Children’s Art House (Queen’s Drive, Government Gardens), you can enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles as you learn simple tie-dyeing on Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 5.30pm.

This is a beginner session where you will be taught to make five different tie-dyeing patterns before dyeing linen tea towel in one of the patterns in blue to take home.

Tickets are $15 and include a drink (wine or orange juice), light nibbles, all equipment to complete the craft and craft instructions. Spaces are limited and can be booked in advance via Eventfinda.

Standard tie-dye processes typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye(s).

While tie-dyeing in its modern form had a popular resurgence in the 1960s and 1970s, the first form of tie-dye was called Shibori which originated in Japan and Indonesia in the 8th century.

Shibori includes a number of labor-intensive techniques including stitching elaborate patterns and tightly gathering the stitching before dyeing, forming intricate designs for kimonos.

Other dates in the series:
Tuesday 10 July 2018, 5.30pm - Knitting (Te Rūnanga Tea House)

For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 351 8055 or email tori.williams@rotorualc.nz

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