Coconut Palm Frond Weaving
Learn the art of palm weaving with this fun Hawaiian craft book.
Based on years of meticulous study and practice, the book explains in clear, easy-to understand instructions how to obtain and prepare coconut palm fronds suitable for weaving into hats, baskets, epergnes, mats, birds, and various decorations. More than 100 easy-to-follow diagrams and sketches give the reader exact, detailed instructions on weaving procedures, and provide countless ideas to inspire the imagination of the creator. After mastering the basic principles of frond weaving, the reader will be able to duplicate almost any woven object or execute his own designs, whether in coconut palm fronds or with fronds from other types of palm trees and palmettos.
The weaving itself takes no unusual physical prowess. In fact, frond weaving is well suited to the needs of both recreational craft and physical therapy programs, as well as the general hobbyist. With a little patience and effort, a novice weaver can acquire the skills of an ancient art which is as uncomplicated as it is beautiful.
This economical and delightfully presented volume will be a valued addition to the literature of traditional handicrafts, a book that recreation libraries and all craft enthusiasts will welcome.