Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music

String and Rope-making with tī kōuka/cabbage tree leaves – Diana Hinterleitner

Diana recently attended a string making workshop at Rekindle and is happy to provide a workshop so that you can learn this great skill.
This workshop will give you a resourceful skill that you’ll be able to use in so many ways for the rest of your life! This technique for making string and rope is simple and can be used with many different materials. You will learn how to use tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves as these are abundantly available.


If you have access to tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves, do bring in as big a bundle as you can! (please soak for at least 24 hours prior to use)
Afterwards, you’ll never look at tī kōuka leaves the same way again!


So things to know:
• Expect to get covered in tī kōuka
• Please bring work gloves if you have some, and bring scissors if you can
• If you have access to tī kōuka / cabbage tree leaves, do bring in as big a bundle as you can! (please soak for at least 24 hours prior to use)
It will be a really fun session and I can’t wait to share this lovely hugely practical craft with you.

44th Canterbury Folk Festival, 19-22 April 2019 - a family-friendly weekend featuring the best in acoustic/folk music at the Waipara Adventure Centre, North Canterbury

2019 performer applications have now closed.

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Canterbury Folk Music Festival
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