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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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Weaving in Norfolk Island

22 September 2010

Receiving a text message at 4:15 am in Norfolk Island from my eldest son in Christchurch saying “massive earthquake” was the shocking start to my last day on the island( though fortunately, my home was undamaged.) I had just spent a week tutoring a series of flax weaving workshops

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Bands for the boys (and girls)

12 November 2007

I ran my first flax weaving workshop for “at-risk” teenagers last weekend, and was a little nervous before the workshop, because I wasn’t sure that all the participants were coming to the workshop entirely of their own free will, and if they weren’t it might have made for an uneasy atmosphere.

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