4 Apr 2020 (10:00) - 5 Apr 2020 (16:00)

Multiple venues

Working with Harakeke - NZ FlaxNZ Flax Harakeke Weaving workshopHarakeke workshopHarakeke - Kono Baskets great for storage

NZ Flax - Harakeke is a great natural resource being the most enduring of  all New Zealand native plants.

From plant to product, in this workshop you will learn the skills of weaving with NZ Flax - Harakeke. 

This workshop will include the techniques of weaving and plaiting along with being taught the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surrounds this time honoured craft).

Whatever your weaving experience, this workshop will further your weaving skills.  For intermediate weavers we will add to your skill base to develop your weaving to the next level.

Day One is an Introduction to Harakeke- NZ Flax which is great for beginners or to refresh your harakeke weaving skills.
Day Two will build on your skills to create the larger Kono Food Basket

There is the option to attend for either one day or two depending on your skills.

One or Two Day Workshop option

4 Apr 2020 (10:00) - 5 Apr 2020 (16:00) Add to calendar

Refinery Art Space, 3 Halifax Street, , Nelson, , 7010, New ZealandView map

Ticket typePriceQuantity
One Day OptionAttend either Saturday or Sunday. Day one for beginners or to refresh your skills. Day two if you have Harakeke weaving skills you wish to build on to create the larger basket.Bring Your lunch (tea and coffee are provided) and a $5 small materials charge paid directly to the tutor at commencement of the workshop$120.00
Two Day WorkshopOver the two day workshop all aspects of harvesting (tikanga) and introduction to weaving with Harakeke - NZ Flax will be covered creating puti puti flower, two cornered baskets and the larger four cornered food basket. Bring your lunch (coffee and tea supplied) and $10 small materials charge paid directly to the tutor at commencement of the workshop.$230.00