Kokedama is an ancient Japanese technique, (meaning moss ball), where a plant’s rootsystem is bound with moss and string, transforming it into a mini art form. You’ll get to immerse yourself by getting your hands dirty making two kokedamas in this guided workshop with Hilary Woodfine of Tiny Paradise. She’ll take you step-by- step in how to make your own kokedama and how to incorporate the Japanese Wabi-Sabi principle of embracing imperfection, impermanence and awareness of natural beauty into your everyday life.
WHAT TO EXPECT
● Step-by- step instruction on how to make a hanging kokedama and
(importantly!), how to keep it alive
● A brief history of the origins of the kokedama.
● Explore the principles of Wabi-Sabi and how to apply them to daily life
● Discover how to enjoy the simple pleasure of getting your hands dirty
● Bring home two kokedamas of your own making, and learn how to make
many more for your friends and family
● All the materials to make two kokedamas (one small and one medium)
● Care instructions to ensure your kokedamas thrive in their new home
Hilary Woodfine is the founder of Tiny Paradise, a business which aims to bring more nature into peoples homes, offices and life in general.
She is passionate about the environment and enabling others to get creative and explore their creative side through botanical workshops.
Hilary specialises in teaching the Japanese art of kokedamas, she regularly runs workshops across Australia including the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Saturday June 2nd, from 10-12pm.
$95 includes all materials, tuition, 2 kokedamas to take home and refreshments.
Please feel welcome to bring your own lunch or purchase an organic hamper for $20 to enjoy in the Lyttleton Gardens after your workshop!
Please note that this workshop is for ages 12 and up only. Sorry!