Workshop

Harakeke Weaving Workshop

One day weekend workshop with Lee Olsen

Date: Oct 31 – Oct 31Space: Workshop

In this fun and relaxed workshop you will learn how to create a small open woven kete using the whakapuare method, and a small decorative ipu using the kupenga method, out of harakeke (flax). Tutor Lee Olsen will guide you through the process of raranga (weaving) step-by-step, using the traditional harakeke grown locally.

This workshop is suitable for those who have some weaving experience with all materials included.

Where: The CAN workshop

When: Saturday 31st October, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: $95 per participant

Pre-payment is required to secure your place on this popular course. Your place can be reserved for 48 hours while you organise confirmation with payment. Book early to avoid disappointment!

To Book: Contact bookings@thecan.co.nz or call 06 835 9448

What to bring: Some coins for parking and your lunch!

Tutor: Lee Olsen: Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūhoe

Lee Olsen lives in Hawke’s Bay and has been weaving with harakeke for over 15 years. It was seeing the beautiful kete that the Nannies treasured that first inspired her to weave. Kete are still her favourite, and there are so many different variations. You can use different whakairo (patterns), different widths of whenu, different colours, different adornments and different fibres. So much room for creativity!

Creative Arts Napier reserves the right to cancel this workshop a week prior to the start date in the rare event of insufficient bookings.

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