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    Mermaid Weaving – Dunedin Public Library

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    Event description

    Weaving a small sea being, a mermaid from a ti kōuka leaf is a reminder of our connection to the environment and the weather.

    Book a Workshop Session with artist Lesa Hepburn:

    • 10am-11.30am
    • 12pm-1.30pm  
    • 2pm -3.30pm

    This workshop enables participants to make mermaid woven from a ti kōuka leaf. Ti kōuka leaves are known for their toughness (not good for mowers) and water resistance making them valuable for certain woven items. .

    The Ti Kõuka leaves have a form reminiscent of a sea creature’s tail and streamlined body.

    Mermaids and other semi-human beings of the sea are known across a wide range of cultures and there are tales of the bad weather and other misfortunes that come from disrespecting these beings.

    Designed for Adults and children (10+ years)

    Cost: $20/person (10 places/workshop)

    Artist Profile:

    Lesa Hepburn has been multidisciplinary artist in Australia and New Zealand.. She works in handmade paper and botanical fibres focussing on sustainable arts practice, working with available natural materials, recycled materials and low impact processes.

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