Step 1) prepare whenu.
Step 2) using your thumb nail, pierce through both whenu. split into even strips.
Separate all the way to the end.
Hapine (soften) te kōrāri with your butter knife on the underside of the whenu.
Alternating every second strip, pull them back and like the picture below, turn the outside strip so it’s in the same position.
Pull the whenu which were brought forward in the above picture so they’re now over the strip we just turned to the left above and below.
Repeat the above steps with the second whenu turning to the left and alternating whenu forwards and backwards as pictured below.
Continue the process in above mentioned steps with each strip turning to the left.
When there’s only one strip left, the mahi will look like this. Like a straight side.
Observe the next three pictures carefully.
Repeating steps 5) 6) and 7) till your second side is complete as below.
Repeat steps 10) 11) 12) and 13) so you have three sides like below.
Repeat above steps so all four sides are complete like pictured below.
Split the last whenu and knot it around the whenu crossing over it.
Roll the outside of the putiputi to the centre keeping the loose ends together.
With one hand holdng the stem, use the other hand to twist the loose ends and centre of the lilly parallel to the stem.
Roll the rest of the putiputi so the stems one piece.
Using two of the loose strips, tie tightly around the stem.
Use your hands to turn the putiputi into a lilly.
Our finished putiputi.