Sund Sept 29th - 10am to 2pm - TOTARA PARK, MANUREWA
Address: 90 Wairere Rd, Totara Park, Manurewa.
This is an outdoors event. If the weather on the day is not suitable, your money will be refunded or you can transfer to another event on another day.
PLEASE BRING A CUSHION TO SIT ON
Make a Kono basket - Sustainable flax square basket
The kono basket is one of the first items you make prior to learning to weave a kete/flax kit. The base skills learnt, will allow you to make a variety of different sized baskets and bowls and move towards learning how to make a kete.
All equipment provided, as well home baking refreshments.
The following will be covered;
- Tikanga (Custom) of mahi raranga/weaving
- How to identify the correct type of flax to harvest from
- How to harvest flax sustainably
- Prepare harakeke/flax for weaving
- Make a four corner kono basket
Complete your very first kono!!!
The base skills you learn will enable you to start building a foundation to aim towards creating more complex items in the future if you so wish - kete timata, kete whiri (plait kete), whariki (mats), pieke (backpack), kete whakairo (patterned kete), flat bottom kete, etc.
Working with harakeke/flax is very spiritual. It heals your heart, and mind and opens doorways that will guide and heal you and your whanau/family.
Your booking is reserved once payment is received in full.