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.

Sundays: 26 March, 28th May, 27th August, 29th October

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. 5 participants max per workshop.

Workshop One –  28 April 2024 Konae (Two cornered basket) (FULL – Please call to join waitlist)
Workshop Two –  9 June 2024 Kono (Four cornered basket) (FULL – Please call to join waitlist)
Workshop Three –  22 September 2024 Konae (Two cornered basket) (FULL – Please call to join waitlist)
Workshop Four –  10 November 2024 Kono (Four cornered basket)



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