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 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.
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.