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Flax weaving for charity

31 August 2016

Eighteen people, coming from Okains Bay, Decanter Bay, Charteris Bay, Pines Beach, Loburn and Havelock as well as Christchurch, took part in our charity flax weaving workshop last Sunday. As usual for a workshop, there were beginners and experienced weavers attending

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Flax weavers and their weaving

8 December 2013

It was an inspiration to be with a large group of weavers at the national gathering and talk about the different weaving projects they were working on. Here are just a few of the weavers I spoke to. Jute, cotton and raffia aren’t traditionally used in Māori weaving but these materials were

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National gathering for flax weavers

9 November 2013

Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa, the Māori weavers’ association of New Zealand, hosted a national gathering, or hui, recently at Kawerau as part of their Biennial General Meeting. A number of participants wore woven cloaks to the customary welcome ceremony, or powhiri

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