Raranga Mai! Weave Free!

RARANGA MAI! Weave Free!

Flax Weaving For Beginners

August & September 

Thursdays 6pm 

The Back Room – Lotus Realm

Arohart. is hosting anyone and everyone interested in learning the basics of weaving.

Weave Free is a fun way to learn, practice, ask and explore.  

You can email us to register – aroha@arohart.co.nz – or hit the link below! 

REGISTER HERE!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Our dates have been finalised for you to add to your calendar.

WĀNANGA TUARUA:

FRIDAY IN SEPTEMBER
Matai Whetū Marae
12 Ngati Maru Highway
Kōpū
Thames
10am – 5pm

Full Wānanga Programme Here

FAQS

CLASSES
What do I need to bring?

Weaving tools:

Sharp scissors, sharp Stanley knife, blunt softening knife, lots of spring clip pegs, metal comb (optional), rubbish bag.

How much does it cost?
These classes are free!

Do I need to be able to speak Māori?
No way! These classes are for all and everyone. There will be some Māori spoken and you will learn along the way.

Do I need to know how to weave?
Nope! These classes are for absolute beginners and anyone who wants to spend time around kaupapa Māori.

I’ve never been on a marae before. What if I make mistakes?
Aroha will give everyone full debrief on what to expect during the pōwhiri/pōhiri. And you can ask questions anytime! This is a chance to learn about Hauraki tikanga and ngā kawa o te marae – marae rules.

How much does it cost?
This Wānanga is free! Feel free to contribute a koha.

Email Any Questions | Whakapā Mai!

MESSAGE FROM THE OWNERS

We’re so grateful you’ve all decided to come along and learn with us. Thank you for supporting our Māori revitalisation programmes. We can’t wait to spend some time getting to know you all and sharing what we can, as well as sharing the awesome collective knowledge of some of our Hauraki whānau.

“Ma tou rourou, ma toku rourou ka ora ai te iwi.”
“With your contribution and our contribution we will make progress.”

– Aroha and Tikirau Hathaway

Kindly brought to you with support from the Thames Coromandel District Creative Communities Scheme