Saturday, 18 June 2016

Weaving a harakeke putiputi

There is therapy in weaving. Even weaving a single piece of harakeke (flax) helps to focus on one thing and not be distracted. This is what some of us did at our Matariki celebration at work last week. 

Matariki is the Māori New Year. It's a celebration after the harvest and when the  cluster of stars known as the Pleiades rises, normally near mid- winter. 

For some simple and clear instructions on how to weave a harakeke (flax) putiputi - rose, see this Youtube video

Would love to hear if you have tried weaving using flax or other plants and a Happy Matariki to you.

Claudia x

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