2021 GO WILD WITH WEAVING!  MATERIAL AND TOOLS INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

GW1  Go Stitching with Deb Price

Plant materials, stitching thread and a darning (stitching) needle will be provided.  

Please bring with you:
**Craft scissors or secateurs to cut tough fibres like cabbage tree leaves.
** A large sharp ended needle for shredding fibres (about 6-7cm long is comfortable to use)
**Embellishments like shells, feathers, beads, fancy threads, other little treasures etc (optional)

Also, please wear comfortable clothes and possibly a cushion to sit on -optional - for the floor or hard school chairs - wherever you feel most comfortable

 

GW2 Go Cane Art with Vivian Keenan

Cane and Supple jack will be provided and some tools.

Students to bring secateurs, and an awl would be handy. Also please wear work clothes and bring Rubber gloves if you want to dye your pieces. 

 

GW3 Go Copper With Jasmine Clark

Copper wire and copper patination will be provided.  

Please bring with you safety glasses, long nose pliers, side cutters and (disposable) face mask.

you can also bring embellishments like beads and paua and stones -ideally with holes through them 

 

GW4 Go Wire with Lee Van der Geest

You only need to bring some safety glasses with you,  as Lee will supply wire, frame, gloves and pliers.

You should however let me know which of the sculptures you want to weave, and have a plan as to how you are going to take it home.


The sizes are as follows
pig  45 long 35 high
cat  50 long 50 high
hen 45 long 45 high
kiwi 45 long 45 high.
 

GW5 Go Twining with Sarah Hornibrooke

Flax and Tools to share will be provided.

Students to bring: A strong BIG pair of sharp scissors and a very large eyed, sharp darning needle.

Some optional tools and equipment to bring are a plastic sheet or old towel and LARGE lockable craft knife.

 

GW6 Go Willow with Nicola Basham

Willow and lots of tools will be provided.

Students to bring an old towel and a large piece of plastic so the willow stays moist overnight, if at all possible.  Also, if you have a lockable knife, please bring it.  If not, dont worry.

 

GW7 Go Shopping With Yvonne Hammond

Flax will be provided.

All students to bring An old towel, pegs, scissors, secateurs, a kitchen knife (non-serrated) and a retractable knife.

To finish your shopping basket, you can make a decorative flax koru and if you have interesting pieces of driftwood, paua, antler horn, buttons to use for decoration....bring them along too.

 

GW8 Go Stitch & Wrap With Deb Price

Core material (cabbage tree) and harakeke (flax) for wrapping will be supplied.

Please bring with you:
**Craft scissors or secateurs to cut tough fibres like cabbage tree leaves
**Large eyed blunt needle (for wrapping) - the type used for stitching knitting together: up to 6-7 cm length with 1-2 cm eye length (can be purchased at craft supply stores)
** A large sharp ended needle for shredding fibres (about 6-7cm long is comfortable to use)

** As well as plant fibres, there will be the opportunity to use fabrics, with an emphasis on upcycling - please bring your own:
Fabric scissors.
Fabric (new or recycled) for making wrapping strips (ideally up to a metre in length) eg: cotton (sheet weight) , silk or other gorgeous materials to upcycle, 
Cotton T-shirts are good too - we will look at how to "fillet" a T-shirt into lengths for wrapping.
*Shells, feathers, beads, seed pods, "focal" features, or fancy threads for decoration (optional)

Also, please wear comfortable clothes and possibly a cushion to sit on -optional - for the floor or hard school chairs - wherever you feel most comfortable.

 

GW9 Winnowing with Vivian Keenan

Cane and Supple jack will be provided and some tools.

Students to bring secateurs, and an awl would be handy. Also please wear work clothes and bring Rubber gloves if you want to dye your pieces. 
You can also bring copper wire, but mainly this is work with cane alone.


GW10  Go Copper With Jasmine Clark

Copper wire and copper patination will be provided.  

Please bring with you safety glasses, long nose pliers, side cutters and (disposable) face mask.

you can also bring embellishments like beads and paua and stones -ideally with holes through them 

GW11 Go Wire with Lee Van der Geest

You only need to bring safety glasses with you, as Lee will supply wire, frame, gloves and pliers.

You should however let me know which of the sculptures you want to weave, and have a plan as to how you are going to take it home.
The sizes are as follows
pig  45 long 35 high
cat  50 long 50 high
hen 45 long 45 high
kiwi 45 long 45 high.

 

GW12 Go Twining with Sarah Hornibrooke

Flax and Tools to share will be provided.

Students to bring: A strong BIG pair of sharp scissors and a very large eyed, sharp darning needle.

Some optional tools and equipment to bring are a plastic sheet or old towel and LARGE lockable craft knife.

 

GW13 Go Willow with Nicola Basham

Willow and lots of tools will be provided.

Students to bring an old towel and a large piece of plastic so the willow stays moist overnight, if at all possible.  Also, if you have a lockable knife, please bring it.  If not, dont worry.