This webpage is a copy of the comments received on a blog post on Ali’s original website, The blog post itself is now at “Weaving a remembrance poppy”.

Comments on “Weaving a remembrance poppy”

  1. Teddy Says:

    Thank you Ali, very nice xx

  2. Mei Jensen Says:

    Thank you Ali. Please send details of your weaving book as soon as you have it available. I would love to purchase one.
    Many thanks

  3. V. Ann KILGOUR Says:

    Thanks Ali for the remembrance poppy. I too would like to purchase your next book.

  4. Tania Says:

    Kia Ora and thanks for letting me know you’re bringing out another book. I’ve been growing my pa harakeke for 3 years now in Hanwell, London at my allotment and I’m hoping to weave baskets’ from your new book. I’ll attempt to make some anzac poppies as well.thanks again Tania.??

  5. Natasha Le Grange Says:

    Thanks Ali. My daughters would like to do this project for attending Anzac Day this year.

  6. Roimata Says:

    Kia ora Ali for the remembrance poppy. Please let me know when your weaving baskets book is available. I would also like to purchase one.

  7. Meri tipene-Walker Says:

    Kia ora Ali thank you for this email i will take on board your poppy design and please let me know when you have your next book out.

  8. Jenny Lyall Says:

    Anzac poppy, wonderful idea. Look forward to new book

  9. Randall Agee Says:

    Ali: What did you use to dye your flax red and black? I haven’t had much luck dying flax. Love the poppies.


  10. Ali Says:

    Hello Randall, As it was a while ago, I’m not completely sure but I do know I would have used either Rit dye, which no longer works on flax as an ingredient has been removed, or Teri dye. Check out my Dyeing page for contact details. Flax dyed with red can sometimes turn out pinkish. If this happens, add a bit of yellow dye and it will change to a real red.

  11. April Tahihohaia Says:

    ooh he tino ataahua. I do look forward in purchasing your book Weaving Baskets when it is ready to be publishing later on in the year.

  12. Cheryl Harrison Says:

    Thank you Ali for the remembrance poppy instructions. I really appreciate updates from you.

  13. Ria Waikerepuru Says:

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for the tip regarding making a real red colour to the dyes. I have found the dyes quite a dark red.

    Also, how are people doing their dyeing? Dyeing the rau first and then weaving or weaving up the putiputi then doing the dyeing?


  14. Ali Says:

    Hello Ria

    I usually dye first then weave as the putiputi can loose their shape if dyed after being woven. However I have dyed them after making them if the flax is dry as they don’t take so long to dye.

  15. desiree neho Says:

    love it ali. I am making some of those xx

  16. Heni Says:

    Hi Ali,

    Received my books today, AWESOME especially the Basket book, but love love love all 3 books.
    Thankyou :)