Weaving Wananga – 22-25 July 2013 – Day 2

Kia ora Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping warm today as there is a cold icy chill that dropped in lastnyt reminding us that we are alive.. lol

Todays blog is a continuation of our Weaving Wananga – here are some images of the processes we went through on our second day.

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Everyone was back on board and carried on finishing their ‘kono’ kete from the day before as well as sizing and hapine (softening) their whenu (strips) before dyeing. Then came the fun part of dyeing their whenu. These images show our students proudly standing with their dyed whenu hung out to dry – waiting to be weaved into another kete.

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Once the whenu had been hung out to dry we returned to our weaving spaces and continued on with our natural kete. Everyone had at least one finished and some were working on their second natural ‘kono’ kete. These next images show the results of our students efforts they put into doing their mahi.

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We were joined by an old friend of mine, Raiha – who bought her younger sister, son and young pepi (baby) – they came along with Tracie (one of our students) and her son. It was lovely to have some tamariki (children) around to lighten the atmosphere and bring new energy to the group – they played and enjoyed learning to make some putiputi and small fish with Toni. I hope that future wananga will allow for this to happen more often.

‘Children are gifts, we must learn how to treasure them and learn from them as they learn from us – their young minds are ready to absorb and learn new things if you guide them the right way.’

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This last image is of our students dyed kete started and ready to continue with the following day. Hope you enjoy. Watch this space.

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Thanks for joining me on this journey.

Nga mihi
Lee 🙂

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