An Overview of Taaniko

With Veranoa Hetet


Learn how to weave Taaniko online in our Taaniko Basics Online Course

Designed for the absolute beginner so you know:

  • What materials to use for Taaniko

  • How to follow a Taaniko Pattern 

  • Traditional Taaniko Designs and meanings

  • How to design your own Taaniko Patterns

  • How to Cast on for Taaniko

  • How To Add in a Warp thread 

  • How to Add in a Weft thread

  • How to finish a row

  • How to finish off any Taaniko piece

  • How to achieve the correct Taaniko technique

And when you feel stuck with your weaving . . . which every beginner feels at some point . . . you'll have the support and encouragement of our amazing online community of weavers to inspire you!

Here's What You'll Receive in our Taaniko Online Course:

  • 12 Step-by-step Video Lessons so you can watch when and where it suits you and replay the lessons as often as you like until you 'get it' 

  • Expert Teaching with Māori weaver, Taaniko exponent and much-loved teacher - Veranoa Hetet - so you can learn quickly and confidently

  • Three Traditional Sampler Patterns so you can start a taaniko piece without learning to design a pattern first

  • Instructions so you can design your own unique patterns 

  • Further Information About Materials to use for Taaniko so you know what to use and where to source materials for the best result


  • Membership in Te Rito Online our Private Facebook Group


You can be weaving Taaniko within a day and be
working on a sampler piece within a week!




You can use a range of materials from embroidery silks to butchers string and Macrame twine, woodland jute.

Threads suitable for Taaniko are readily available online and in most haberdashery or craft stores (if you have one where you live and if delivery is available in your country).

We also have an online supplier based in NZ who delivers worldwide but not during Lockdown. Our supplier sells taaniko sampler packs with thread that Veranoa has selected. Packs come in various colour combos. 

We have negotiated a  10% discount to our students but once again, this service is not currently available due to Lockdown

Just a pair of scissors (although on flights, Veranoa cuts her thread on a dental floss cutter) 

Coloured pencils and graph paper is handy if you want to create your own designs

You will receive access to an online portal from our website where you can view your lessons whenever and as many times as you wish

Part-time, you should be able to work through the lessons within 1-2 weeks.

Most people can start weaving taaniko within a week.

You will have 12 months to access this course.


$350 NZD

Taaniko Basics Online Course 

  • 12 Step-byStep Video Lessons you can replay until you 'get it'

  • Expert, Proven Teaching with Veranoa Hetet
  • Three Traditional Sampler Patterns

  • Instructions so you can design your own patterns
  • Further Information about Taaniko materials


    Membership to Te Rito  Our Private Online Community of Weavers

Veranoa Hetet


Kia ora!

When anyone asks me why I weave, I always say "I Weave, I Breathe!" - that's how much weaving means to me.

I'm from a family of Māori carvers and weavers. The women in my family have  been weaving and teaching weaving for generations.

My mother, Erenora Puketapu-Hetet, and I spent decades together teaching Māori weaving techniques to people throughout New Zealand and the world, in tribal settings such as Marae, tertiary institutions, private training establishments, museums,  and other places.

Taaniko is just one of several traditional Māori weaving techniques our family specialise in. Taaniko happens to be one of my favourite techniques. If you visit my facebook page Māori Weaving with Veranoa Hetet you'll see just how much I love Taaniko and the kinds of things I weave with this amazing technique.

I can't wait to share the joy of Taaniko weaving with you.
I just know you're going to fall in love with Taaniko!

Veranoa Hetet

Weaving Teacher
Hetet School of Māori Art


Need Help?

Email [email protected]


Phone 64 4 970 7810


Our Office Hours are Monday - Friday 10am til 4pm

We are Closed Public Holidays


Ground Floor - 2/58 Guthrie Street - Waiwhetu - Lower Hutt 5011 - Aotearoa New Zealand


Warning: Taaniko is TOTALLY Addictive!



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