Provenance Tours to India 2018

Provenance is calling for expressions of interest for a tour to India late 2018.

We are in the very early stages of planning but if you have an interest to tour with us please send your details to

The tour will include a visit to a number of Provenance’s artisans and of course a trip to the Taj Mahal!

We expect the tour to be between 10-15days.





What’s Happening at Provenance 2018?

Provenance will be holding the following classes on Auckland Anniversary weekend 2018 (January Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th)

  • Indigo Dye Class $200 NZD – January Monday 29th

Spend a magical day learning to dye using a natural indigo fermentation vat.

We show you how to:

* setup your own indigo dye vat (indigo kits available @ $30ea)

* simple shibori techniques

* dye using our indigo vat

Maximum of 8 people per class.

All materials included plus morning & afternoon

  • Eco Dye Class $100 NZD – January Sunday 28th

Spend a fun filled 3 hours learning to dye with Japanese indigo using a non-fermentation method as well as experimenting with other easy eco dyeing techniques.

We welcome people new to textile dyeing and those who have dyed before but just haven’t had the time, space or equipment to experiment further!

Maximum of 8 people per class.

All materials included plus morning tea.

  • Kimono Artwork Class $80 NZD – January Saturday 27th

This is a new class for Provenance but one we hope will be a lot of fun and inspiring!

We provide a base fabric pattern and take you through a simple process of layering fabrics to build a 3D kimono. This class allows you to be as creative as you like; you are welcome to bring your own selection of fabrics, threads, beads, fabric paints etc…

Maximum of 8 people per class.

All materials included plus morning & afternoon

Provenance will be @ The Auckland Festival of Quilts

When: 3rd, 4th & 5th November 2017 (10am – 4pm daily)

Where: Auckland Netball Centre
7 Allison Ferguson Drive,  St Johns, Auckland

Provenance @ NZ National Quilt Symposium

Provenance will be a merchant at the NZ National Quilt Symposium beginning Thursday 5th October to Tuesday 10th.

Venue: St Andrews College Gymnasium, corner of Papanui & Normans Rd, Merivale.


Jo Dixey – New Book Release!

Jo Dixey has recently released her new book “Stitch People” which covers 20 projects on modern embroidery techniques. Grab a copy at your local book store today!

Jo will be stitching at All Things Bernina in Westgate Auckland on the 16th September and the Women’s bookshop in Auckland on October 7th.

Handmade in Japan – Kimono

Recently came across this great episode from the Handmade in Japan Series.  Beautiful handmade Kimono’s made on the remarkable island of Amami Oshima in the southern oceans of Japan. Amazing artistry!
Was very interested to see the use of mud in dying the yarn black which is used in many cultures the world over, including Maori here in NZ who traditionally used mud to turn the flax of Piupiu’s black.


Provenance @ Auckland Quilt Guild Market Day

Come visit us!

Provenance will be at the Auckland Quilt Guild Market day Saturday 5th August 2017.

Freemans Bay Community Centre, 52 Hepburn Street, Ponsonby

Forgotten Arts Clevedon

For those of you who love to learn from artisans you will be interested in the workshops running at Forgotten Arts in Clevedon, Auckland. You can visit their website at


Provenance @ Auckland Festival of Quilts

Auckland Netball Centre
7 Allison Ferguson Drive,  St Johns, Auckland

Friday 4th November 2016, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 5th November 2016, 10am – 4pm
Sunday 6th November 2016, 10am – 4pm

Entry: $12 per entry.