String & Rope Making

Learn how to use tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves to make a strong and beautiful twine


FREE – $20.00 per person


1h 30min

About this experience

Learn how to use tī kōuka (New Zealand cabbage tree) leaves to make a string and rope. This technique for making string is simple and can be used with many different materials including: blackberry vine, convolvulus, corn husk, dandelion stems, even banana peel can become string!


Bookings are Non-refundable 

If for any reason (this includes illness, COVID, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking


Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.

Your Host

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Diana Duncan joined Rekindle as a tutor in 2019. She is a weaver and string maker who focuses on using locally abundant foraged materials, such as tī kōuka, willow, ivy and blackberry. Inspired by the wealth of materials that grow all around us, Diana enjoys exploring the natural world, creating useful items with what is provided so generously by nature. Through doing so, she'd aims to develop a deeper connection to this place and to others.