June, 2022

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2022Sun26JunAll DayFlax Weaving Workshop | Matariki at the VillageFlax Weaving Workshop by Rewa Grimsdale at Howick Historical Village(All Day: Sunday) Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Bells Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010Type:Art,Culture,Environmental,Museums and GalleriesWhere:East AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Rewa Grimsdale flax weaving

Event Details

Celebrating Matariki at Howick Historical Village, learn the techniques of raranga and the tradition of flax weaving in this 1.5-hour workshop.

This relaxed beginner’s class introduces harvesting, preparation, extracting the fibre and more as you make a flax flower. Through conversation and crafting, explore connections to our taiao (environment), sustainability, the past and other cultural traditions with tutor Rewa Grimsdale.

• Sunday 26 June, 11am – adult workshop.
• Sunday 3 July 11am – adult workshop.
• Sunday 10 July LIVE DAY, 11am – adult workshop & 1:30pm – children’s workshop.
• Friday 15 July, 11am –children’s workshop.
• Friday 22 July 11am – children’s workshop.

Explore the Village before or after the class. Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Email village@historicalvillage.org.nz or call (09) 576 9505.

Children’s workshop suitable for age 10 , ages 8-10 must be supervised. Participating and non-participating parents must purchase admission.


Included with your admission to Howick Historical Village which is adult $16, student/senior $12, child $8.


Howick Historical VillageExplore the early settlement of Howick as it was in the mid to late 1800's. Open the doors of real homes and experience living history for yourself. See how the early settlers would have lived as they went about their daily activities. 09-576 9506 Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland 2010, New Zealand