This webpage is a copy of the comments received on a blog post on Ali’s original website, The blog post itself has been retitled and is now at “Weaving an open-weave basket”.

Comments on “Making an open-weave basket”

  1. Monica Zaini Says:

    Thank you very much. I am new to raranga but managed to use these instructions to incorporate the kupenga basket weave in my manu aute.Would love to buy your books.Do you have the latest editions of all your three books?If you do visit Dunedin please let me know. You could be a guest speaker at our Soroptimist club.

    thank you.

  2. Ali Says:

    Kia ora Monica, glad you found the instructions useful. Yes I do have the latest editions of all three books. You can buy them directly from me through my on-line shop. I hardly ever visit Dunedin so it’s unlikely I would be available for speaking at your group. :-)

  3. Scotty Says:

    I have thought of trying to make a bag like this for diving and gathering Paua.
    I do however have a steel ring that came off an old crab pot that I was hoping to use for the top/opening.

    Do you think it would be possible to weave off that ring?


  4. Ali Says:

    Kia ora Scotty, yes you could I imagine but it may be easier to start at the base and use the ring for the top edge, finishing it over and around the ring.