The Weave Korowai Programme

This programme is focused on giving you all the skills, knowledge and understanding to weave a full-sized traditional korowai from muka. 

By the end of the programme you will not only be able to weave Korowai but also other kākahu such as Kahu Huruhuru and Kaitaka.

With our renowned expertise and reputation for excellence in the practice and teaching of traditional Māori weaving, you can be confident in the outcome, if you follow the programme.

The programme takes most people 3 to 5 years to completeIf you have a full life and you're weaving part-time, this is a realistic and comfortable timeframe.


By the end of the Weave Korowai Programme, you will have at least 4 traditional garments made with your hands, heart and mind.


You work at your own pace and have access to our virtual classroom and online community 24/7 from wherever you are - with internet access from a mobile, laptop, iPad or desktop device.


There are no written assignments but students are required to provide photographic evidence of their completed work. This must be submitted to gain access to the next module of learning.


Student support is available inside the course area with an online question and answer box so you can communicate directly with your teacher.


Online Weaving Community via our private  group where our students post, chat, share their work and organise weaving get-to-togethers. Students have free access to our private online community for the duration of the programme.


"It's knowing that the teaching delivered by Veranoa is intergenerational, developed with her mother and whānau, passed on to us, the lucky student. If you are considering signing up to the lessons, I would say, listen to that voice inside. That seed of interest that just needs knowledge to grow. If you want to learn about Maori weaving, in all its aspects, then look no more. Veranoa and the Hetet School of Māori Art will guide you."

Awhina Tamarapa
Kākahu Student with the Hetet School of Māori Art



Kākahu - Hieke

Part 1
You will weave taaniko and a hieke

Kākahu - Piupiu

Part 2
You will learn to weave a piupiu

Kākahu - Maro

Part 3
You will weave a Maro

Kākahu - Korowai

Part 4
You will weave a Korowai from muka

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