Basic Lauhala Weaving Class - 5 week series
Saturdays, June 21 - July 19 from 10am - 2pm
In this series the student will learn basic skills, selection and preparation of lauhala, and proper Hawaiian terminology in preparation for more advanced weaving techniques. And it will be fun! The series will start with a placemat in the niho style (shark tooth). The second class will focus on diagonal weaving, making a small basket with niho finish. Class three will reinforce session two, weaving another diagonal basket with a more sophisticated finish. After completing the last project students will go on to weave a basket with a handle. Time permitting, the class will attend an extra curricular field trip to gather lauhala at Amy Greenwell Garden (garden donation will apply).
Born Bernadette Anna Bell on Alameda Island in California in 1949, Nanette has always considered herself an Island girl. Shortly after graduating from Leggett Valley School, one of 17 seniors, she migrated to Kona in 1969, and has spent most of the last forty plus years here. First learning to weave at the old Kona Art Center with Jorge and later with Marilyn Wold, Nan Hackett, Pam Barton, Gail Toma, Irma Christian of Pitcarin and others. Finally, in 1991, when it seemed no one was weaving lauhala, a neighbor, Bobby Litterin, agreed to teach her the basics. Now retired from macadamia farming, Nanette spends her time weaving with her Kupuna, Josephine Fergerstrom, Ed Kaneko, Arthur Murata and friends, working in the garden caring for her animals and ohana.
Registration Deadline: June 14
Min/Maximum Attendance: 5 - 15