Tauranga – Hooked on Design Workshop and Exhibition 16-18 June

Tauranga-based designer, author and academic Debra Laraman is a passionate advocate for traditional crafts. Her latest exhibition, Hooked on Design, presents a series of inspiring contemporary knitwear featuring aspects of traditional craft techniques which are re-contextualised, producing a fashion forward but individual aspect to her designs.

Featured in the exhibition will be Debra’s award-winning ensemble from the 2010 Westfield Style Pasifika bridal collection, and her Hokonui Wool Award garments.

On Thursday, 16 June you can drop by and attend Debra’s free workshop. Running from 12.30 – 4.00 you can drop in any time and join Debra learning to create your own original piece to spice up your winter wardrobe. Debra will be demonstrating her popular crafted flower brooch technique and will discuss her new ‘recipes’ for creating stunning individualised pieces.

Perfectly timed to coincide with the annual CTANZ symposium, Debra’s exhibition and workshop provide the perfect opportunity for delegates to meet local practitioners and to pick up a few new tips and techniques.

Exhibition dates and venue: Kestrel Building, The Strand, Tauranga from 16-Jun-11 09:00 AM until 18-Jun-11 04:00 PM.

Workshop: Thursday, 16 June 2011, 12.30 – 4pm.

For more information, email Debra debra.laraman@boppoly.ac.nz

Photo: Quinn O'Connell Photography

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