Raranga Weaving Workshop

by Christina Cannes

Join us for a very special weaving workshop with the acclaimed New Zealand Maori artist Alice Spittle this September in Noosaville.

Connect with nature and get creative while using traditional New Zealand Maori techniques along with your own contemporary ideas to explore this amazing plant and fibre. Alice will teach you the traditional techniques of weaving with New Zealand harakeke (flax) and together you will explore and discuss the processes, traditions, Tikanga (protocols) around weaving as well as how to nurture the plant and how to harvest sustainably. All materials and resources are provided.

Whether you are a beginner or have experience in other weaving techniques, you will enjoy a day of weaving in a safe and nurturing environment that suits all abilities.

More about Alice:

Alice graduated from Te Wananga O Raukawa in Otaki, NZ (2002) with a Diploma in Maori Design and Art and started her journey into the expression of art in Christchurch, NZ where she exhibited and sold her works nationally and internationally. She has a deep passion for creating artworks that inspire, challenge or initiate change. Alice also weaves with traditional NZ Harakeke (Flax) fibre as well as paints in oils and acrylics and her artworks have depth and texture that combine various mixed media mediums into her works. She prides herself on using the highest grade and quality paints and materials.

She has run successful weaving workshops around NZ, Australia and the US. She recently ran a series of weaving workshops during the 2016/17 Woodford Folk Festival and was also invited to teach at the renowned Spirit Weavers Gathering in California in June.

You can visit her website, for more info: www.artandwellbeing.com.au

When: Saturday, 14 September
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: 9/9 Fellowhip Drive, Doonan, QLD 4562
Cost: $120
Grab your tickets here

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