THE MATRIX

All Five Modules From Kono To Korowai  

BUILD A STRONG WEAVING FOUNDATION WITH MODULE 1 OF THE MATRIX

In the first module of The Matrix you will build the skills and techniques of raranga to help develop a strong foundation for future weaving.

You'll start with simple baskets like kono, konae and kono roa.

 

PROGRESS TO KETE IN MODULE 2 OF THE MATRIX

In this module you will learn various kete carrying baskets including kete whiri and kete whiri rua for moenga pepi - baby sleep baskets.

You'll also learn kete timata which will give you the skills to move on to patterned baskets in the next module

Pictured Below: Veranoa's mokopuna Hawaiki Erenora sleeping in the moenga pepi Veranoa wove for her

 

EXTEND YOUR WEAVING TO KETE WHAKAIRO IN MODULE 3 OF THE MATRIX

You will also learn the various meanings for the patterns in this series.

Pictured: Kete Whakairo with Waahi Rua pattern woven by student Demelza Craig

DISCOVER THE JOY OF TAANIKO IN MODULE 4 OF THE MATRIX

Taaniko is the technique that forms the border of kākahu. It is a very portable form of weaving as it requires no loom or special equipment and therefore can be taken anywhere you go - in a car, on a plane, to a game. BEWARE: Taaniko is Totally Addictive!

Pictured: Veranoa weaving Taaniko in the car while she waits for her daughter at school.

NGĀ KĀKAHU - TRADITIONAL GARMENTS AWAIT IN MODULE 5

The pinnacle in Māori weaving is the completion of a cloak such as a korowai. In this final module you will weave a range of garments including hieke, piupiu and maro. Finally, with all the skills you have acquired over the course of your journey through The Matrix, you will weave a korowai from muka. 

Pictured: Veranoa weaving a korowai for her mokopuna Hawaiki Erenora.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

You will also learn an array of tips and techniques for weaving including how to dye flax, how to whiri and More! You will be able to access the full range of our Student Services to enhance your learning experience while you're with us. When you complete The Matrix, to a level aligned with our values, we will invite you to join us for formal graduation from The Hetet School of Māori Art.

Learn Online When It Suits You

Access Our Expertise and Knowledge from wherever you are in the world via the internet on desktop, laptop or mobile device.

ACCESS TE RITO ONLINE

You'll be invited to join Veranoa's virtual classroom - Te Rito Online where you can share your weaving journey with our worldwide community of weavers where you'll be encouraged and find inspiration.

Follow A Proven System 

Developed by Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her daughter Veranoa, over decades of teaching weaving to students from all backgrounds and abilities.


The Matrix has proven time and again to be the easiest way to learn to weave. The student progresses from kono to kete to kete whakairo and taaniko and onto kākahu with ease. 

Learn All You Need Following The Matrix

 

"The thing I love the most about the Hetet School of Maori Art, is that by being a student I have access to one of New Zealand’s premier weavers and the techniques that have been handed down to her through the generations of weavers in her family"

Heather Carrigan
Dargaville, Aotearoa NZ

"To learn weaving online is the best way, especially living overseas. Its hard to get anyone to teach you these days and everyone is busy. Even better is you can go at your own pace, especially when you need to find and gather materials."

Marlene West
Gold Coast, Australia

"I love the freedom of being able to learn at my own pace. I don’t have to commit to weekly classes. And I use it as a time for ‘just me’. To meditate and reflect."

Amiria Hunt
Fielding

LESSON SCHEDULE

The lessons in The Matrix will be released for you to view in your studio according to a schedule based on how Veranoa would teach you if you were learning with her in her real-life classroom. This allows time for you to view the lesson and weave the item. You should be able to complete the course following this schedule on a part-time basis.

TOTAL OF 40 WEEKS

MODULE 1: Delivered over 8 Weeks

MODULE 2: Delivered over 14 Weeks

MODULE 3: Delivered over 18 Weeks

12 WEEKS

MODULE 4: Delivered over 12 Weeks

TOTAL OF 88 Weeks

PART 1: HIEKE  over 12 weeks

PART 2: PIUPIU over 12 weeks

PART 3: MUKA & MARO 20 weeks

PART 4: KOROWAI 44 weeks

WEEKLY ACCESS FEE

You will have access to your studio where the lessons can be viewed for as long as you maintain your weekly subscription. The lessons in The Matrix are released for viewing according to the schedule above and can be viewed until you end your subscription. You can stop and restart your subscription at any time.

PAY-AS-YOU-GO ACCESS

$19 NZD

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All Five Modules of The Matrix

Module 1: Māori Weaving Foundation

Module 2: Ngā Kete

Module 3: Kete Whakairo

Module 4: Taaniko

Module 5: Ngā Kākahu

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