Dyeing in Dannevirke

On Saturday March 16th Yvonne attended the annual dye-in at Dannevirke’s Spinners & Weavers Club. What an amazing setup! A fabulous day to dye-up your stored collection of yarn and try some new plant dyes or techniques. Yvonne also took a Provenance Indigo dye kit to trial. This kit is based on Michael Garcia’s 123 Indigo vat and it worked a real treat. We will have these kits available at the Palmerston North Creative Fibre Event in April.

Creative Fibre Festival – 25th to the 28th of April. Central Energy Trust Arena, B&M Centre / Arena 4 – on the same grounds, with entry through Gate 4 on Pascal Street., Palmerston North. General Public entry fee $5.

Indigo Dyeing @ Provenance

Another successful indigo dyeing class completed! Once again Auckland Anniversary weekend gave us fantastic drying weather and some amazing work was created. Can’t wait until next year so share the magical experience of indigo.

Indigo Dye Classes 2019

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 tea!

*Please bring your own lunch.*

 

Dates:  Sunday 27th January or Monday 28th 2019 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Where: Provenance Studio, North West Auckland

 

Price: $200 per person

Help Support Design Education for Artisans of Kutch India

Today Provenance donated to Somaiya Kala Vidya Artisan Design School. If you would like to support the amazing work of Judy Frater and team please visit the GlobalGiving website to donate; https://www.globalgiving.org/…/design-education-for-artisa…/
You can also help support graduate artists like Irfan Khatri by purchasing his work through Provenance Artisan Textiles; https://www.provenance.co.nz/artisans/

 

Update from Aranya Naturals

As some of you maybe aware recent rains in India have been devastating and you may have seen images from the state of Kerala. Aranya Naturals is situated in Munnar some 5hours from Kochi and has been greatly affected by the deluge. In the township of Munnar one hospital staff member lost their life along with 4 of their family members, and 5 families lost their homes to landslides, two of which were from the Srishti centre.
Despite this loss the community is rallying together to support each other. We have sent emails to Aranya to express our support for all affected and hope to place orders with them in the new year.

Update from The Fabric Social

“Late last year, The Fabric Social sent over Anissa Dove to work with the wonderful MBoutik Myanmar on sourcing and product development. Anissa was an instant hit with our Bagan based project partners, and worked closely with them to develop new weaving patterns, colour schemes and natural dye processes.

Our second collection with MBoutik featured natural dye made from tree bark, thanks to the ingenuity of Maw Maw (an MBoutik woman and head of the Women Craft Producers Association). The collection also uses the gingham and chequered motifs native to the Dryzone of Myanmar where our partners work.

One of our Burmese tailors Hnu Wai Wai has put her newfound garment tailoring skills to work and is the now the go-to designer and tailor for wedding outfits back in her village. The women continue to work collectively in their new tailoring unit that we helped establish.”

Cute Little Woolly Pot!

Our recent indigo dye class inspired Kirstie to create this cute little woolly pot! Kirstie’s beautiful yarn shows the amazing subtleties of hand dyeing yarns, such gorgeous shades of blue!

A Fabulous Indigo Blue Day!

A great sunny day meant perfect drying weather for a range of beautiful fabrics created by 4 enthusiastic stitchers! Very technical patterns were stitched at speed to produce some amazing effects; another successful indigo class!

The Cambodian Charitable Trust

A couple of years ago I came across the Cambodian Charitable Trust which was setup by Denise Arnold of Tauranga. The board members include patron Theresa Gattung and ambassador Nadia Lim.

As some of you may know both Yvonne and I are keen advocates of education and in particular that of young girls and women. Provenance has previously donated to The Cambodian Charitable Trust because of their focus on providing free, quality education to vulnerable children, especially girls. You can not only donate to this worth charity but also volunteer. Check out their website for more information on what they do and how you can help.

www.cctnz.org.nz

 

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