Sat Nov 16th - 10am to 2pm - BOTANIC GARDENS, MANUREWA
Address: Auckland Botanic Gardens, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa. Meet in the carpark and we will walk to the location - see attached google map.
This is an outdoors event but under cover. 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, 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 kete and handles (Short handles or over the shoulder long 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.
We only reserve booking once we have received payment in full.
No shows will not be rescheduled and under no circumstance will a refund be issued. You agree to these conditions when a purchase is made. Please ensure all details are correct at the time of purchase so no problems arise.