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Thursday 16th-Friday 17th May 2019
Dyed & Decorated! Creative Flax Weaving, Dyeing & Decorating Workshop
This workshop is suitable for beginner, intermediate and experienced weavers. All participants will have the opportunity to prepare, dye and weave NZ flax/harakeke, and will create their own beautiful and unique kete/basket to take home with them.
Weaving projects of three different levels of technical skill will be taught:
Beginners: Create one or two small pieces - the small two-corner "magic kete" and/or the small four-corner "rourou" basket.
Intermediate: Create an intermediate level handbag-style kete - with a "folded" base, square corners, and a two-ply flax/harakeke fibre handle.
Experienced: Create an advanced skill level "kete whakairo"/patterned basket, with a "tapiki" weave base. Add a two, three or four ply fibre handle.
Decorate your kete with paua pieces, feathers, beads, and any other items you may wish to bring and use.
(Paua and beads will be available for purchase at the workshop. Feathers available at no cost).
6.00pm - 9.00pm Thursday evening & 9.00am - 4.00pm Friday
Golden Bay / Abel Tasman
Wild Sands Weaving Studio
22 Pakawau Bush Road, Pakawau, Golden Bay
$135 per person
Tickets from Ticketing Website ph. 03 5248434.
Ph. 03 5248434