Wednesday 8 June, 9.30-1:00pm , Craft Opportunities: Weave a konae

Come along and learn how to weave a small konae 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 $44 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page. 

Learn how to weave a small konae (square woven bag) 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. In this workshop you will get the opportunity to customise your konae, by braiding a whiri strap at your length of choice for the bag.

There are 8 places available in this workshop, which is suitable for adults. This is usually a 3 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.

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.

Refund/credit requests

Participants who have COVID 19 symptoms, or who are required to self-isolate due to being a close contact, must not attend the workshop.

If you need to miss the workshop in order to isolate, we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can try to fill your space. Depending on the circumstances, you will either be offered a refund or a credit.

Refunds or credits will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell and they will be asked to leave.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

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