Sat 27 Jul 2019 (9:00 AM) - Sun 28 Jul 2019 (5:00 PM) Add to calendar

Saint Thomas Chapel, 200 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, New ZealandView map

Dyed & Decorated!  Creative Flax Weaving, Dyeing & Decorating Workshop

Date:    Saturday 27th July & Sunday 28th July 2019
Time:    9.00am - 4.00pm Saturday &  2.00pm - 5.00pm Sunday
Venue:  St Thomas Chapel, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington (beside McDonalds)
Price:    $135 per person

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. For this advanced level project please bring with you to the workshop prepared flax strips, rather than raw leaves, in order to ensure your project can be completed within the time available. You will need 60+ strips, 15mm wide, 80cm long. Please also bring several raw leaves to use for handles etc.

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).


Please bring with you to the workshop:

Spring-type clothes pegs
Knife - for softening flax strips (a regular table knife / 'bread & butter' knife is best)
Old towel
Cotton glove - the cheap, knitted cotton garden gloves are best. Normally available at supermarkets and gardening shops.
20 flax leaves
Own lunch on Saturday


Ticket typePriceQuantity
Flax Weaving & Dyeing Workshop, WellingtonSaturday 27th July 2019, 9.00am - 4.00pm & Sunday 28th July 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Saint Thomas Chapel, Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington (beside McDonalds)$135.00