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Harakeke (Flax) Weaving Workshop for Beginners

Harakeke (Flax) Weaving Workshop for Beginners

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When:

  • Sat 2 Mar, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where:

Tutere Gallery & Creative Space, 48 Tutere St, Waikanae

Restrictions:

All Ages

- Introduction to different types of harakeke and their uses
- Overview of the tikanga (protocol) and methods of harvesting
- Learn some basic techniques
- Construct and complete a small basket

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners with no previous weaving experience. You will be given some handouts with general information around traditional flax weaving.

Materials and tools are provided; bring a notebook and/or camera if you wish to take notes. (Recommended).

Cost: $90 (bring your own lunch/cafes close by), refreshments provided.
Booking: birgitmoffatt@gmail.com or direct through Tutere Gallery
More info: www.birgitmoffatt.com

I am a fibre artist and passionate about weaving harakeke (flax) since I first touched it. My husband taught me raranga harakeke when I came to New Zealand in 2011, and in 2016 I gained the National Certificate in Maori Art (raranga).

I feel privileged being able to learn about Māori culture through weaving and speaking and I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing my knowledge of this beautiful art with you.

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