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Wendy Nannestad Knot Workshops


Sat 3 Feb 2018, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 3 Mar 2018, 1:00pm–3:00pm

Where: New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner Quay & Hobson Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


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Sat 3rd Feb, 1pm – 3pm: Rope Mat Workshop
Sat 3rd March, 1pm – 3pm: Macramé Wall Hanging Workshop

Join Wendy Nannestad in her knotwork workshops here at the Maritime Museum in the summer months of 2018. Everyone takes home a completed knot work and the skills to make more.

Saturday 3rd February, 1pm-3pm: Rope Mat Workshops
Learn how to knot a doormat in the ocean plait style using traditional techniques.

The Ocean Plait Mat, or Thump Mat was originally women by sailors and hung at various locations around a ship to take the “thump” of a jib sheet (line), movement of traveller blocks or event to protect a bulkhead (door) opening. During high winds or normal movement, these locations need to be protected. However, many other uses were found for the mats like this on board a ship.

Saturday 3rd March, 1pm- 3pm: Macramé Wall Hangings
Learn how to create your own gorgeous piece of wall art using traditional macramé knotting techniques. You will use a combination of NZ made natural cotton cord (black or natural). Wooden beads and simple wooden dowels to express the knotted details of the wall hanging.

Wendy Nannestad – Designer & maker
I’ve always had a passion for traditional crafts, in particular those through that create beauty through an honesty in materials and structure. Like the dovetails in a wooden drawer, the knots in a fishing net or the loops in a rope mat, through the intrinsic nature of how it is constructed, not only does one find beauty and integrity in its repetition and form but also through the methodical way of making it.

Creating ‘something’ with one’s own two hands and connecting the mind with the movement, focusing and feeling the rhythm of repetition is not only good for the soul but also extremely rewarding. As an Industrial designer, having an understanding of traditional craft forms is extremely important not only as reference and inspiration but also within the fundamentals of making.

Come along to get creative, learn some new skills and make a unique piece of craft to take home.

Cost: Free, bookings recommended due to limited availability!

Nannestad and Sons

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