Sat 12th Oct - 10am to 2pm - MT EDEN (Tahaki Reserve)
Location: Tahaki Reserve, 250 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
This is an outdoors event held under the fixed stage shelter in Tahaki Reserve.
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 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.