Flaxworx NZ

Mahi Raranga (NZ Flax weaving) and Photography

Welcome to the home of all things Harakeke/Korari/Whitau/NZ Flax/Phormium Tenax: Flaxworx NZ by Rita Baker!

Creating taonga from our native fibers since 2006

Piupiu and potae at Waikato Museum



Welcome to my new website (the old one did look a bit tired after 11 years of much use). I have downsized and de-cluttered  this one a bit but essentially it is still mostly about mahi raranga and increasingly also about my other passion: photography.

Thank you for for stopping by!

Two proverbs resonate with me - one from my German heritage: 

Es gibt nichts Gutes, außer man tut es - There's nothing good: Unless you do it.  by Erich Kästner 

Moritzburg Castle near Dresden

and the other: 

Hutia te rito o te harakeke, Kei whea te komako e ko? Ki mai ki ahau; He aha te mea nui o te Ao? Maku e ki atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata. 

If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing?

 If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world; I would be compelled to reply; It is people, it is people, it is people!

They guide me, they keep me grounded and empower me at the same time. Feel free to be part of my journey - both the weaving one and the photography as well. Connect with me through various channels and means and meet me along the way.



Long Beach Russell - Sunrise

All pictures, content, designs on my website and this page are copyright by Rita Baker. All rights reserved. It is not allowed to use any photos of artwork, data and other information from this site without permission from www.flaxworx.co.nz.

Please note: I do not claim copyright to any of the patterns used in my artwork - these are universally accessible through numerous publications.