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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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Camp Quality weaving workshop

23 February 2015

In January this year I tutored two flax weaving workshops at Camp Quality, which is a summer camp for children living with cancer. Weaving wristbands seemed like the ideal choice as these are acceptable to both boys and girls and they don’t take too long to weave. To prepare for

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Flax weaving on a marae

5 November 2012

This eye-catching pattern belongs to a well-worn basket (kete whakairo) that a participant brought along to a two-day weaving workshop at Waikawa marae (raranga wananga noho marae) which I was invited to tutor at recently. I searched for and found the pattern in Mick Pendergrast’s

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