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Flax weaving, a creative experience.

Flax weaving, a creative experience.

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am an experienced flax artist in my home country New Zealand. I love flax weaving because of it's unique history, because it is a beautiful and readily available plant, and because of the endless possibilities for creativity. I am lucky to be able to share this craft with locals as well as fellow travelers. Be warned - this unique craft form is addictive!
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What we’ll do

We will use traditional NZ Maori techniques to hand weave flowers and a small basket using flax leaves. Harakeke (NZ flax) grows readily in Ireland, and in NZ it has been used as a traditional weaving material by Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand since ancient times. We will begin by learning the correct way to cut and prepare the leaves. You'll make flowers, then a 2 corner basket and,…

What else you should know

You may want to bring some treasures with you to decorate your weaving. For example I use shells and feathers, small pieces of drift wood, or beads and ribbons. The possibilities are endless!

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Tea, coffee, juice, water
Equipment
Flax I will supply enough flax for your first creations.

What to bring

A sense of humor, not your best clothes (or bring an apron!) because working with flax can be messy.

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Where you'll be

We will begin in the garden and look at how flax bushes grow. Weather permitting the workshop will be held in the stunning Phoenix Park, Dublin. Alternatively we will be in my home near the park. It is a very 'hands on' experience and you can find your own 'space' to work inside, or in the garden.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

You may want to bring some treasures with you to decorate your weaving. For example I use shells and feathers, small pieces of drift wood, or beads and ribbons. The possibilities are endless!
Patty
art class
Flax weaving, a creative experience.
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From $69/person
1 review
From $69/person