Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Mutual Publishing (September 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Weave Palm Fronds has been my inspiration and how to book to advance my palm frond weaving. People see palm frond weaving as something you do on a beach. Everyone asks if I am making a hat. But quickly I learned to weave the smaller cabbage palm fronds into wall baskets, yard art and sculptural designs.I recommended this book to anyone who has an interest in plaiting fronds into a simple basket. Follow the fronds. The basket weaving is very forgiving and the palm fronds tend to 'tell' you what they want to become.
I will be hosting family for the first time this Easter Sunday and I want a fun activity for the family to participate in. I thought about the crosses we often make with the fronds given out on Palm Sunday and figured we could do something bigger. I looked around at the various books and thought this and Palmetto Braiding and Weaving were the best bets. With two books we can try out different projects. I'll let you know if one proves to be much better than the other!
More than I thought it possible to learn about weaving with coconut palm fronds. Ingenious. The key thing apparently is limbering up the fronds before you start to weave, so you aren't fighting stiffness when you need pliability. An obscure branch of knowledge, but you never know when you will need to know how to make a hat while on raft adrift in the South Pacific. But the coconut-frond rose was the best: my kid saw a street person making them and selling them for a dollar and bought one. I liked it and I wondered how they were made, and now I know.
Really wanted this book to help me make a palm leaf hat. Although the pictures and text are VERY clear, I get about 3/4 of the way through and can't get any further. I have spent HOURS trying. Still, I did manage to make the roses and fish, so it's a start.
Made a hat, and a basket, first try using this fantastic book. It has fantastic illustations, and directions.
I have fulfilled a life long desire to learn to make the palm frond hat! I also have made the bowl. Success all round.Instructions are clear and pictures demonstrate every step. Purchasing this book is one of the best investment I have ever made.
I purchased his other book on lauhala weaving and it is very good. I have not made anything from this book yet but read it and directions are clear so i am giving it a 5 .. Lots of step by step pictures.
I really enjoyed this book, the pictures are very clear as are the instructions. I really liked the information on how to harvest palm leaves but would like more information on how to store them.
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