This weekend-long Introduction to Harakeke (Flax) Weaving offers the opportunity to learn about harakeke, the tikanga around it and enables participants to become comfortable with a variety of weaving techniques and skills.
Course Tutor: Judy Te Hiwi
Judy Te Hiwi lives on Auckland’s North Shore where she has been kaitiaki (guardian) of an important harakeke collection in Eskdale Reserve for over 15 years. Judy has extensive experience in mahi raranga (Maori flax-weaving) and brings a traditional, holistic approach to her teaching of this beautiful and very social craft.
Course length: 10 hours teaching
Course dates: Saturday, 29 October 1pm - 5pm and Sunday 30 October 10am - 4pm
Please bring your own lunch and snacks.
Please bring with you to each class:
- Notepad/paper and pen/pencil
- Food for snacks or lunch as required during the class
- Flax markers will be provided for use in the course.
This course have been generously supported by Creative Communities NZ.
When & Where
The Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre exists to connect people to the environment and inspire communities to live more sustainably.
We do this through:
volunteering opportunities - groups, businesses or individuals can help to look after our plant nursery in Birkdale, or protect native bush in parks and reserves around Glenfield on Auckland's North Shore.
education and hands-on learning - we offer a wide range of courses and workshops Auckland-wide that promote healthy living, waste minimisation and an enjoyment of the outdoors.
sharing our knowledge with property-owners - our restoration team provides professional advice and consultancy services to residents living near streams, native bush, parks and reserves (under contract to Auckland Council)
Kaipatiki Project was started in 1998 by a handful of neighbours in Birkdale - we are now one of Auckland's most active community environmental organisations. Hundreds of volunteers help us each year to grow around 20,000 native trees, and with the community we plant around 15,000 trees annually.
Contact us to learn more about:
- Being a volunteer - either individually, with a community group or with work-mates.
- Educational opportunities for children and adults.
- Supporting us by becoming a member.
Kaipatiki Project is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation. We are able to operate through the generosity of our funders and supporters including the ASB Community Trust, the Ministry for the Environment and Auckland Council.
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