Ali Brown shows us how to weave flowers from native New Zealand flax. I've got her book which is rather fabulous.

"putiputi"(woven flax flower) Made by basket weaver, Ali Brown from New Zealand

Flax flowers for centrepieces- maybe my bouquet? will paint green and silver for more effect

Flax flowers for centrepieces- maybe my bouquet? will paint green and silver for…

Kete (basket) Harakeke (flax) colourful earrings.

New Zealand Maori Kete (basket) Harakeke (flax) colourful earrings.

weaving flax into flowers - mine don't quite look like this yet!

Making a putiputi - Maori - Christchurch City Libraries

Flax weaving in the library during the Matariki (Maori New Year) celebration

Flax weaving in the library during the Matariki (Maori New Year) celebration

#etipuana_pikau  E Tipu Ana standard Tino Rangatiratanga   Hand woven by julz and em @ E Tipu Ana out of New Zealand harakeke (flax)

E Tipu Ana standard Tino Rangatiratanga Hand woven by julz and em @ E Tipu Ana out of New Zealand harakeke (flax)


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