men can weave too you know. expecially the fishing ketes and nets and eel traps. harakeke was fundamental to life so it was immensely important.
Oh yes, I would absolutely want to start with something very simple. I think I made a headband once. I don't know where you are, deep south? A family tramp on Stewart Is has been mooted but it's not in my immediate plans. I have rellies in Chch, friends in Geraldine, Dunedin and Invercargill so you never know I may get there one day.
Annie Ups the Ante
yes we're in the deep south. headbands and putiputi are nothing like making ketes really. we started with puti puti. for anzac day as it happened as we made a wreath. then we did whiri kete. 2 corner, flat bottom, 4 corner, pikau, kete kumara. then we did kete whakairo and then they cut our funding which i cried about.