Novembers weather has unexpectedly heated up by several degrees.  I’ve cleaned out and re organised my studio to welcome it. I collected so many beautiful leaves to dip and process prints onto cloth. Workshop time is near.

Treaures galore came to the surface and time to think about new year workshops and short courses for January February  2018

  • Eco dyes
  • Nuno felt
  • Cut paper stencil
  • stitch on cloth
  • Shibori and indigo

Im currently working on a new show called Moving Continents at Mahara Gallery in Waikanae. So will be in full studio swing till 15 January getting new works ready for 20th January opening day.

Dali in China was inspirational with full colour ranges through spring and summer 2017. Now back in NZ reliving spring blooms, my concepts relate back to thoughts of migration through air, water, earth and firey tones.

How materials and colours change in keeping with our environments.

Water and air particularly free my imagination up when travelling.  

Raumati tones by the beach and Wharemauku river head.

So these are the dates if you want to register:

Eco textiles: 23-27 January

Paint, natural dyes, print, cut stencil, stitch, install.

Cost is subsidised this time only

by KCDC as works go towards a celebration on 11 February mapping your journey and thereafter back to the owners.

$40 for 4 days.

$20 for 2 days.

$30 extra for indigo dye kit or byo.

All equipment provided.

Group and individual activities. We are working with Jui Pin Chang a Taiwanese artist sponsored by Asia NZ Foundation for the week.


Venue : Nga manu Nature Reserve in the mornings and Whitireia campus ground floor on Kapiti Road Paraparaumu.

The theme is Kapiti Migration.

Use what ever symbols and motifs make sense to your journey.

Bring your stories and artefacts to develop some meaningful experiments. Im using my mothers journey to Wellington via Japan. And all the notes in between.


Questions or queries to me at