Sund Oct 6th - 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 Kete- Sustainable flax kete.
When you first start learning about mahi raranga/weaving, this flax kete is one of the first items you create. The base skills learnt, will allow you to make many kete for yourself or as gifts for others.
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 kete and handles
Complete your very first kete!!!
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 - kono (basket), 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.