Stoddart Cottage is hosting a series of creative workshops at the historic property in beautiful Diamond Harbour. No previous experience required for any of the sessions, which are supported by supported by Creative Communities funding. Further details and how to book at https://www.stoddartcottage.nz/events
Natural Dyes for Every Home and Artist
Sunday 18 July 3-4pm, Koha
Discover more about the importance and applications of natural dyes at this taster talk by Arina Terekhova prior to her August eco-dye workshop.
Temple of Flora – Botanical Assemblage
Saturday 31st July – 1.30-4pm, $45+bf
Create a plant-based artwork using local botanical specimens and explore the traditions of Botanical Art, Vanitas and Memento Mori, with Botanic Artist, Sarah Amazinnia.
Exploring Eco-Dyes Workshop
Sunday 1 August, 1-5pm, $45+bf
A hands-on natural dye and ink making with Blue Gum Fibre’s Arina Terekhova using plants foraged on the day. Participants will take home their own dyed fabric wrap and ribbons. Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exploring-eco-dyes-workshop-tickets-159049428121
Clay Cup Workshop
Saturday 14th August, 1-3pm, $25+bf
Make a pottery cup using clay slab hand building technique with award-winning ceramic artist, Jane McCulla. The cup can be painted and includes firing. Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/craft-a-clay-cup-tickets-159579246823
Felting Flowers Workshop
Sunday 29th August, 1.30-3pm, $20+bf
Acquire felting skills using wool from sheep and alpacas through felting a flower under the guidance of woolcraft tutor, Rowena MacGill. Booking essential at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/felting-flowers-tickets-159580408297