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 water bottle cover”.

Comments on “Weaving a water bottle cover”

  1. Monique Says:

    Tena koe Ali

    I was wondering if you can tell me what is used to dye flax a white colour? I’ve not come across any dye for white and was hoping you might have some suggestions.

    Nga mihi

  2. Ali Says:

    Hi Monique, as far as I know there’s no white dye for flax.There are a couple of things I do. 1/ Choose a flax with white on the leaves and then just use the white parts of the leaves. 2/ Choose a flax that dries to as a white a colour as possible. To find this sort of flax, check Landcare Research’s website which tells you what colours different flaxes dry to. Some people use paint but this is not an option I use.

  3. sharon henderson Says:

    Hi Ali,
    I am trying to make a bottle holder as above and cannot work out how to go up once bottom is done. Any tips/help would be much appreciated. Looks so tidy!
    Thanks Sharon

  4. Ali Says:

    Hi Sharon, Once you’ve made the base, position your water bottle over the base, bend up the strips, keeping the weave in place, take the bottle away, and then add a new horizontal strip that goes around the sides of the weaving, as shown here in this photo. Add more horizontal strips as you weave up the sides. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more information, cheers, Ali