Method: Preparing Phormium leaves It is recommended not to pick Phormium leaves on a rainy day. The best time of day to pick is when the moisture has evaporated from the surface of the leaves. Remove the centre spine and the outside edges.
Requirements: Gloves Cutters Coarse and fine pinholder/kenzan or dog comb Phormium leaves
Shredding through Pinholder/Kenzan
Press the leaves onto the coarse pinholder/kenzan and draw through. Repeat, then move to the finer pinholder/kenzan until desired thickness of shredding is obtained.
Shredding using a Dog Comb
To use a dog comb, press the leaf onto the teeth of the comb and draw to the end. Repeat until desired thickness of shredding is obtained
Note: It is essential to wash your hands after shredding. Return excess leaves to the ground under the Phormium bush.