Weaving with New Zealand flax
Step-by-step instructions for gathering, preparing, dyeing, netting
and weaving flax. Weaving projects include a flax flower, using flax
for foliage, a flax fantail, two different angels, two decorative stars,
wristbands, a belt, a four-plait cord and a simple top edge for a basket.
Regular and one-off flax weaving workshops including dates for upcoming
An occasional blog (journal) of thoughts and notes on flax weaving and tutoring.
Information about my book on weaving flax flowers, and instructions for buying
Short reviews of books and videos on flax weaving, on the role of flax in Māori
culture, and on growing flax.
The history of flax use and of the word "flax", including the distinction
between NZ flax, linen flax and pandanus.
Links to websites offering flax weaving for sale online, to
websites displaying museum collections, and to tutors
and courses on flax weaving. Weaving for sale online
includes baskets and bags (kete), backpacks (pikau),
flowers (putiputi), containers, pots, wine-bottle
holders, hats, garments, jewellery, placemats,
flax art, piupiu (flax capes or skirts) and poi.