You will learn how to weave a small basket from foraged fibres using a weaving technique called the stake and strand technique. This course is a variation of our original basket made from tī kōuka and is a great chance for those who have learnt this weaving technique to experiment with other materials, play with shaping, and learn new border styles.
You will begin your basket using tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves; an abundant, multi-purpose resource found all around us. You will then be able to experiment with some seasonally available materials to create your own unique basket. These materials may include corn husks, ivy, willow, pine needles, dogwood etc. You are welcome to bring any materials from home to weave into your basket.
Tangata whenua have been weaving with tī kōuka for hundreds of years here in Aotearoa. If you are interested learning traditional Māori weaving techniques, we also offer Raranga workshops at Rekindle with Mihi Adams and Kahu Collective. We can also recommend contacting the team at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa who teach a full raranga programme as well as other Toi Māori. To learn more about tī kōuka and how we work with it, click HERE.
Bookings are Non-refundable
A partial credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation. Please advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop.
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given.
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.
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.
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