This spray bottle came from an essential oil mix I bought at the South Kona Farmers Market a while back. It cleaned up nicely so I wove a “lovers knot” pattern on which has puka that allows the bottle to show through.
Weaving bottle covers requires almost all of the skills needed to weave papale (hats). One needs to know how to make a piko (the beginning), hau nu (add koana) to expand the size, and hi’i (closing the edge).
On the right is the cover I finished today. The koana are 3/16 inches wide. It took me about 3 hours of weaving. On the left is one I did over a year ago with 1/16 inch koana. Although it is smaller, the narrower weave took me over four times longer to complete. I also had to add and reduce to follow the shape of the bottle. It was my first time “reducing” so the weave is rather uneven, but the bottle feels good in my hand and the spray works well so it is my go to spritzer. I might switch to the new one or I might give the new one as a gift to one of my weaver friends or kumu. It is nice having recycling/upcycling options.