Friday 3 March, 6-8pm Craft Opportunities- Basket Makers Monthly

Course Overview

For those of you who have attended one of our basket making workshops - come back, practice and refresh your skills! We are very excited to host this regular session for those who share a love for basket weaving, are looking to enjoy time weaving together. We invite you to join us for weaving and weaving related inspiration. Bring a project to work on.

Please note;These sessions are available to those who have previously attended our basket weaving workshop. Please bring your own weaving project to work on, we will provide some soaked tī kōuka leaves to practice on also.


Rekindle Workshop
Upstairs in the former Boys' High building
Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard.


Level Duration Format
Beginner  2 hrs In Workshop



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 learnt tī kōuka string and basket making from Juliet Arnott in 2016 and joined Rekindle as a tutor in 2019. In this time Diana has explored this material and others use in a myriad of ways. Having studied fashion design and worked in clothing repairs and alterations Diana has always enjoyed creative design and problem solving. Her desire to tread lightly on this earth and conserve its resources has found a natural fit with this locally abundant and durable material. 

Ngaio Cowell (Tainui; Ngāti Te Ata & Ngāti Porou) is a craftsperson who takes inspiration from nature. Ngaio is currently in her second year of studying raranga at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. She has learnt to weave with tī kōuka from Diana Duncan and continues to create artworks from foraged and native materials through business Tipu Toi.



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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