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Do You Want To Weave Beautiful Kete?

Understanding the values and cultural practices associated with Māori weaving will help you to relax and enjoy weaving rather than feel uptight and anxious. It feels good to know that you are doing everything in an appropriate way to protect yourself and the environment.

Using properly prepared whenu (weaving strips that are soft and pliable) to weave with makes for a more enjoyable experience and a better looking kete. 

Knowing how to cast on, find your ara, make corners, weave up and tapiki are essential skills for Raranga weaving.

Knowing the different ways to construct a kete will give you the ability to weave a range of different types of baskets - from simple carrying baskets to giant storage baskets to moenga pepi (baby sleep baskets). 

For best results we recommend weaving each item you learn at least 3-5 times.

Included in our Māori Basketry Course:

 

Module 1 of The Matrix™

Build a strong foundation for weaving
  • Find your Ara with ease
  • Make corners with ease
  • Know different finishes
  • Weave a range of simple baskets
 

A Bundle of Fun!

Use Raranga Skills To Create Fun Items
  • Weave a range of fun items that make great gifts
  • Learn different whiri techniques
  • Build your weaving confidence
 

Module 2 of The Matrix™

Develop Kete Skills & Know-how
  • Weave different types of Kete
  • Understand construction
  • Weave a variety of simple baskets
  • Weave a variety of carrying baskets
  • Know how to weave a moenga pepi
  • Weave different finishes for the top of your kete
  • Weave kete without wonky tops or wobbly bottoms

Private Members Area

In addition to our private Facebook group, you will have access to our exclusive members only area where you can share and connect with other members of the Māori Basketry course.

PLUS access to

Raranga Basics 

Essential skills and knowledge
  • Understanding of tikanga
  • Proper preparation
  • Correct raranga technique
  • Weave kono
  • Make a simple putiputi
  • Weave different sizes
  • Weave rourou
  • Whiri mekameka

Learn more about Raranga Basics

 

What Our Students Say

 

 
 
 

MĀORI BASKETRY COURSE

 

Single Payment

$750 NZD

12 months access

  • Expert online tuition with renowned Māori weaver and teacher, Veranoa Hetet
  • Foundation for Kete (Module 1 of The Matrix™)
  • A Bundle of Fun!
  • Ngā Kete (Module 2 of The Matrix™)

    PLUS
  • Access to Raranga Basics
  • Membership to our private online community of weavers
Choose Single Payment

Monthly Subscription

$69 NZD

per month - cancel anytime

  • Expert online tuition with renowned Māori weaver and teacher, Veranoa Hetet
  • Foundation for Kete (Module 1 of The Matrix™)
  • A Bundle of Fun!
  • Ngā Kete (Module 2 of The Matrix™)

    PLUS
  • Access to Raranga Basics
  • Membership to our private online community of weavers
Choose Monthly

Weekly Subscription

$20 NZD

per week - cancel anytime

  • Expert online tuition with renowned Māori weaver and teacher, Veranoa Hetet
  • Foundation for Kete (Module 1 of The Matrix™)
  • A Bundle of Fun!
  • Ngā Kete (Module 2 of The Matrix™)

    PLUS
  • Access to Raranga Basics
  • Membership to our private online community of weavers
Choose Weekly

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Photography on this page courtesy of Soraya McConachy with weaving by HSOMA student - Dara Barton