By Jim Widess
Published by Mutual Publishing
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 dethorning 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. Theres even a DIY alternative to the popular Hawaiian bracelets: a ku’uipo bracelet made entirely of lauhala!