This six week course is an introduction to the art of weaving.
You will learn about the harakeke (flax) plant used as the resource for weaving, how to look after it and harvest the leaves for weaving.
Over the six weeks you will learn how to prepare the leaves and the techniques required for making both a 2 cornered purse or container (kōnae) and a small four cornered basket (kono).
The learning will take place in a tikanga Māori context.
The Learning Centre, Artworks
2 Korora Road
Kia ora koutou katoa, ko Tania Anderson tōku ingoa.
Born and breed on the banks of the Whanganui River, I was raised by the village. Working in the arts and crafts arena for over 30 years I have found that raranga is an art form that grounds me and puts me in my happy space. Since moving to the island 5 years ago I have continued to weave and occasionally have a stall at the Ostend markets on a Saturday morning. I have had many request to teach the art and I am willing to share my knowledge and experience in the two items we will be making.
My connections to my Iwi brings out the essence required to share what I have learnt
Ngāti Whaatua, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi me Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa ngā are with me as we weave together.