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Masterclass Colors Extraction Eco Dye

Masterclass Colors Extraction Eco Dye

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  • Sat 16 Mar ’19, 11:00am – 2:00pm


Spencer Park, Heyders Road, Spencerville, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Workshop Admission: $126.50
  • Child Admission: $0.00

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.

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!

Who should take this masterclass: artists in any medium, painters, fabric artists, paper, wool, felting, wood, leather.
I am looking forward to passing on the knowledge to expand your creative flow. This masterclass is suitable for experienced and novice natural dyers.

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.

Fashion and art are our social skin, they manifest our market trends as well as our beliefs. Raise awareness with your actions. Add a story to every art piece you create. Make extraction of colour part of your art.

Tutour: Arina 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: We will go for a mindful walk into the forest and out on the beach to collect our dye ingredients.

What we will learn: How to extract and change colours using local plants. A little bit of chemistry along with botany and some historical uses of plants and fibre.

What to bring: Lunch snack. A notebook and a pen to write up magical recipes!

Everything else provided, including two pieces of fabric (cellulose and protein fibre).

Meet at the Holiday Park's Cafe. 0212031414

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