NZ Gardener - Gifts from the Gardens - - Crafts -

Try your hand at weav­ing a kete or small bas­ket with harakeke (flax). Con­sult books or take a lo­cal course, or for the dig­i­tal-fo­cused, watch an on­line video on weav­ing. Rita and Ge­of­frey Baker from Flax­worx (flax­worx.co.nz) have pro­duced a num­ber of videos on how to pre­pare harakeke as well as how to weave a kete (look on

YouTube) fol­low­ing tra­di­tional Ma¯ ori meth­ods. Fol­low these great in­struc­tions for mak­ing beau­ti­ful gifts for your fam­ily and friends.

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