Come along and learn how to weave a taka inu and taka pereti (coaster and placemat) with Mihi Adams in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.
This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $51 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page.
Learn how to hāpine (soften) harakeke for weaving, and the rhythm of the takitahi (over-under) pattern weaving. A wonderful beginner workshops for those that have never worked with harakeke before, leading on to kono or konae and eventually waikawa. small/ large kono (square woven basket) using Māori techniques and the natural material of harakeke with local kairaranga Mihi Adams. Mihi will also share about the processes and tikanga that need to be observed when harvesting harakeke. This will be a relaxed workshop where you can work individually or with others.
There are very limited places in these workshops, so please only book if you are sure you can make it on the day. This is usually a 3 and a half hour workshop, but depending on the group it can sometimes take longer. Please make sure you have a spare hour afterwards for if you need to stay on to finish.
Masks are required for this workshop.
Mihi Adams (Ngāti Mahuika, Ngāti Hinemanu & Ngāti Kahu) has been weaving for over 15 years and runs her own raranga business, Flax Hut Creations. She studied at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and has been teaching raranga in a variety of settings since then. From weaving wahakura for Kāi Tahu babies to her previous role as kaitiaki Pā Harakeke at Manaaki Whenua, Mihi cherishes working with harakeke and has a deep appreciation and understanding of this natural material. She loves the increased wellbeing that come from weaving and wishes to share this calming, balancing craft that is traditional to Aotearoa with others.
Bookings are non-refundable
A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.
Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given.
We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.
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