Weaving with Harakeke

Attend one or more of the workshops

Learn how make a konae and a kono, and how to prepare the harakeke using correct protocol, e.g. cutting harakeke and the significance of karakia. We will also sing waiata.  Small groups so you can get lots of one on one tuition.

Sunday 11 September

10:00am – 4:00pm

Weaving with Harakeke

Tutor: Michelle Barrett
Cost: $10

We provide all materials including harakeke (flax).
Learn the correct kawa (protocols) of cutting harakeke, preparing, weaving and leave with a finished product.

Come along and experience making something from natural fibres in a supportive and fun environment.

Attend one or as many as you like.  If you attend more that one workshop you can begin to learn the skills so you can remember when you are by yourself at home – and independently make a kono or konae.

Bring food to share for lunch.

Enrol in each workshop separately

Workshop One–  10 April 2022 Konae FULLY BOOKED call us if you’re interested in being on the wait list
Workshop Two –  19 June 2022 Kono (Four cornered basket) FULLY BOOKED call us if you’d like to be added to the waitlist

Extra workshop Sunday 21st August 

Workshop Three –  11 September 2022 Konae (Two cornered basket)
Workshop Four –  9 October 2022 Kono (Four cornered basket)


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