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Kete Basket Flax Weaving with Nici Greulich

Kete Basket Flax Weaving with Nici Greulich

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When:

  • Sat 1 Dec ’18, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Where:

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, 2183 Main Road, Colville, Coromandel

Restrictions:

R16

Kete are traditional Māori baskets woven from the leaves of native harakeke (flax). Mahamudra Centre is pleased to welcome local artist Nici Greulich who will lead this workshop where you can learn and practice this basket weaving.

It’s a wonderful way to learn more about New Zealand’s Māori tradition, and support mindfulness of the environment by creating these natural, re-usable and lovely bags as an alternative to plastic and synthetic materials. This is part of a Mindfulness and Creativity series that also includes Mindful Photography and Flow/Circus Arts workshops.

The worshop will be 9am – 5pm on Saturday, and if students don’t finish there is a possibility to extend for more time with Nici on Sunday morning.

Materials you’ll need to bring: pegs, a good pair of scissors, a butter knife with a straight blade, a dog flea comb, and a small sharp knife

Nici creates traditional woven pieces with a modern twist using rich colour…

She discovered her love for weaving with Harakeke (flax) 20 years ago when a very talented weaver taught and encouraged her. She then did a marrae program and Wananga o Hauraki course for 2 years and occasional workshops and learned a lot about Maori culture and weaving Taonga.

Since then she’s been giving occasional workshops, has become part of The Source which is a local arts collective in Coromandel, takes part in the annual Open Studios in the Arts tour and exhibits in various places…

This course is likely to fill, so we recommend booking as early as possible, and pre-registration essential by 25 Nov.

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