How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets: A Step by Step Guide by Jim Widess

How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets: A Step by Step Guide by Jim Widess

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Lauhala fans cool us on still days, lauhala bags keep our valuables safe, and lauhala hats
shelter us from the sun. In fact, the hala, or Pandanus, was one of the most versatile trees in ancient Hawai'i: it was used for medicine, for food, and for crafting sleeping mats, baskets, and the sails of outrigger canoes.

In How to Weave Authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelets, expert craftsman Jim Widess teaches you how to weave beautiful bracelets from the leaves of the hala tree. There are 19 different lauhala projects in all, including a lauhala hairband, a lauhala rose, and a lauhala ball.

Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and color illustrations that guide you through selecting and de-thorning the prickly leaves, shaping the foundation coil, and weaving patterns and designs into the bracelet. From the bold geometry of the Reverse Twill Bracelet to the whimsy of the Pinwheel Bracelet, there is something in these pages to satisfy crafters of every ability. There's even a DIY alternative to the popular Hawaiian bracelets: a ku'uipo bracelet made entirely of lauhala!

  • Publisher : Mutual Publishing; Spi edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 72 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1566479355
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1566479356
  • Item Weight : 13.1 ounces
  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.25 x 10.75 inches