Click to enlargeTe Mahi Kete

Written by Mick Pendergrast

With the assistance of this book, you can learn to make a plaited flax kete (bag) or flax hat.

Te Mahi Kete gives detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with numerous line drawings and black-and-white photos, for preparing the flax and plaiting two simple types of kete.  It also shows variations in technique for starting and finishing, making the handles and incorporating a decorative pattern.  And there are instructions for an attractive flax hat.

Once you've mastered the art of flaxweaving, you can start using your imagination to make all sorts of bags, backpacks,etc and incorporating dyed flax to make interesting patterns.

Softcover: 100 pages.

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