Sun Oct 20th - 10am 2pm - CORNWALL PARK

$50.00

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Location: Band Rotunda, Cornwall Park, Puriri Drive, Epsom

This is an outdoors event under cover of the Band Rotunda in Cornwall Park.

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 as tea, coffee and light 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.

SKU: 10002 TAGS: Mahi raranga, Weaving
 

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