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.
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
Costs and Registration
This course is likely to fill, so we recommend booking as early as possible, and pre-registration essential by 25 Nov. There are two package options:
Saturday commuter option:
Course begins at 9:00am Saturday and ends at 5:00pm, with a possibility it will extend to Sunday if participants need more time. Includes delicious homemade vegetarian lunch on Saturday only. Course and meals fee $90; plus choice of accommodation.
Weekend package for travellers:
Course begins at 9:00am Saturday and ends at 5:00pm, with a possibility it will extend to Sunday if participants need more time. Includes delicious homemade vegetarian meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. Course and meals fee $130; plus cost of choice of accommodation. If you need to cancel, we’ll refund your money minus a $30 administration fee until 24 hours before the retreat begins, at which time the registration is non-refundable.
To pre-register and enquire about accommodation, please fill out our online booking form or call us at (0)7 866 6851. To best plan the workshop, please let us know if you are a beginner or have experience with flax weaving, and if you have any questions for Nici.