Simple weaving projects:
Weaving a flax flower
Ko te raranga i te putiputi
A quick and easy project for a beginner in flax weaving, which can be woven from any variety of New Zealand flax. The instructions are available in English and in te reo Māori.
The Steps Pattern — a pattern to weave around wristbands and handles.
Flax poppies — ideas for two different types of poppies.
Jewellery made with curved and enclosed four-plaits
Flax as gifts — several ideas on using flax pieces as both wrappings for gifts and as gifts in their own right.
More advanced weaving projects:
Weaving an open-weave basket
This is for more experienced weavers who know how to start a kete with a plait base start.
Belt with a greenstone buckle.
Straight woven edge Finishing with a straight woven edge on a kete.
Water bottle cover Information on weaving a water bottle cover starting with a hexagonal weave base and finishing with a plaited cord top.
Flax planter Suggestions on how to use the waikawa style of basket to weave a flax planter for planting seedlings.
Sun-visor-style hat Information on weaving sun-visor-style using my book Weaving Baskets, Backpacks, Boxes and Other Projects for guidance.
Other ideas using flax
Using flax for foliage Ideas for using flax for foliage including instructions for shredded flax foliage ideas.
Flax butt handles for baskets.
Coloured pattern overlay Adding a coloured pattern to existing weaving.
Natural materials Adding natural materials such as shells to flaxworks.
© Ali Brown. Last updated 2021