Saturday 16 May, 1-6pm, Make a hand brush at the Arts Centre

The class takes place in our workshop at the Arts Centre, upstairs in the Boys' High Building, 28 Worcester Blvd.

We have reverted to the five-hour class format, as this is the time required to complete the brush.

This workshop will show you how to make a hand brush using locally sourced resources: tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves as these are abundantly available, and hazel wood.


The brush can be used for all sorts of jobs – from the workshop bench to the kitchen floor. Techniques and skills that will be covered during the course of the class include cord-making using our tī kōuka string-making technique, basic draw knife practice, hand-drilling and fibre preparation.

This class is suited for adults.


If you have access to tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves, do bring in as big a bundle as you can!


Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants

We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.