Workshop: Maori Flax Weaving
Bev led a workshop on the Maori art of Flax Weaving. In one morning, she had taught us how to choose the stalks of the New Zealand Flax plant, prep them, and weave or braid a variety of flowers. As an instructor of Textiles, I found the process fascinating. It was much simpler than I expected, and Bev's instructions were thorough and clear. She recommended a book called Weaving Flowers from New Zealand Flax by Ali Brown. It is clearly illustrated and simple to follow. Check the web site for…
Potae (Hat) Tutorial with NZ Flax (Phormium)
Tutorial on how to make a basic potae (hat) from NZ Flax (Phormium Tenax) - there are many other ways of making hats (the way they start) but the brim is mos...
All Flax – Maori flax weaving
How to buy Examples of flax weaving (for sale on request) About flax weaving My flax pa About me How to buy Tena koutou! Weaving a flax flower is part of my tours, but if you would like learn more, purchase a piece on this page or would like something made to order, please send […]
Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes | Artbay Gallery
Artist Profile: Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes Cheree Te Orangaroa Downes is a Maori artist from Waihopai (Invercargill). A member of the Kai Tahu, Kati Mamae, Waitaha, Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Hine iwi (tribes), her work is crafted using traditional techniques, handed down through many generations. Cheree T O Downes’ ta