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Harakeke - NZ Flax Workshop - Weave the Kete Whiri tutored by Yvonne Hammond

Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th February 2024

The Kete Whiri is a traditional pipi kete or kumara harvesting basket.

From plant to product: the flax is prepared with the flax fibre exposed at the end, this is referred to as muka.

The weaving of the kete commences with the muka ends that are plaited together to form a strong durable base for this everyday utility basket.
The next stage is to construct the corners that we will weave up to the desired height of the kete. Finishing off with a plait around the top, and handles to complete your own traditional maori kete. There is an option to embellish with your own personalised stone, shell or beads.

This workshop is the third workshop in the series of three, it will include the techniques of weaving and plaiting skills specific to creating the Kete Whiri.

Workshop One, Introduction to Harakeke. https://www.nztextileexperi...

Workshop Two, Weave the Greenest Shopping Basket, ever!

Email us at info@nztextileexperiences.c... for more info.


February 24–25


10am - 4pm




Inangahua Hall

Parking available - email us for info on accommodation options.

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Two Day workshop $230.00 plus $10 materials charge
16+ or accompanied by a paying adult

Tickets from Book online website


Additional Info

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