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NEW Harakeke - NZ Flax Workshop - Weave a Pikau (Back Pack)

Saturday 13th-Sunday 14th April 2024

Weave your own Pikau a traditional woven back pack at this NEW Harakeke - NZ Flax Basket Making workshop by well known weaver and tutor Yvonne Hammond.

As the techniques to weave a pikau are more challenging, it is preferable to have had some prior Harakeke Weaving experience.

Weave a top down or bottom up backpack. We will dye the harakeke and weave a basic pattern to honour the weavers that are traveller and foragers. Also great gifts to be 'seen around town.' Bring a button or shell as a closure for your own unique Pikau.

This two day workshop is a progression from the Introduction to NZ Flax Weaving workshops or you may have previously acquired some flax weaving skills, making this workshop a good opportunity to refresh your knowledge.

The cultural customs of tikanga and rarangi are covered more extensively in the introductory workshops, please see other listings for upcoming workshops for the intro workshop.
Email us for more information at info@nztextileexperiences.c...


April 13–14


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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