Basic Raranga Harakeke (flax weaving). Information covered will include how to gather harakeke, preparation and tikanga around working with harakeke. Starting with simple plaiting skills to create easy works. With 2 weavers working together, we plan to offer a few different options of what you can weave in 2 hours. For those who are keen to do more, we will be able to extend you in the second session!
Suitable for: adults only
Duration: 120 minutes
Presenters: Te Awhi Rito Hou
We are members of Te Awhi Rito Hou weaving group, based in Mohua (Golden Bay). Over the years we have worked collaboratively as well as on individual projects. Teaching experience includes workshops taught at Onetahua, Te Awhina, and Whakatu Marae, NZQA Raranga unit standards, the yearly "Go Wild Weaving" workshops to name a few.