making leis

Anakaleki(z9FriendswoodTX)June 23, 2004

Are there any books or websites that you know of that show instructions on how to weave those leis made with ti leaves? I have so many that I've pruned of and I don't want to thow them away, they're so beautiful!

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mokihana(Damascus, OR 8A)

Here you go... I glanced over it and it looks good...

Here is a link that might be useful: Making Hawaiian Lei

    Bookmark   July 23, 2004 at 8:54PM
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mokihana(Damascus, OR 8A)

ack! wrong website... just a sec and I will try and find the right one...

Sorry!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2004 at 8:56PM
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mokihana(Damascus, OR 8A)

Okay, try this one.. it doesn't give specific instructions, but hope it helps...

Aloha nô,

Mokihana

    Bookmark   July 23, 2004 at 8:58PM
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mokihana(Damascus, OR 8A)

Still getting used to how the forum works...

well, I can't get the link to work.. here it is..

http://www.kaahelehawaii.com/pages/lei.htm

    Bookmark   July 23, 2004 at 9:00PM
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hotzcatz(Hamakua, Hawaii)

There are quite a few different ways to make leis out of ti leaves. You could strip the rib and braid them and leave the tips sticking out when ever you braid in another leaf section, or you can make sort of a continuing rosette out of them. Basically take the rib out of the leaf and put a running stitch through each half leaf and then twist them as they are pushed down onto the string. Or put a half twist on the leaf between stitches, that would make a nice full lei, too. Then you'd have fat ti leaf leis and use up a lot more leaves. I've also seen them made into rosettes for hatbands.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2004 at 2:33AM
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Anakaleki(z9FriendswoodTX)

OK, I FINALLY figured out how to make the ti leis. I've been searching all over the web and found two obscure websites that talk about how to make the twisted ti leis. Both had very vague instructions that took some experimentation to figure out but I got it down. If anyone else is interested I can post instructions and maybe some pics.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2005 at 10:59PM
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gcsurfer(z9/HOU)

Hey Anakeleki,
If you still have some pics avail that would be great.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2005 at 4:55PM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Hey, you folks better get busy, Lei Day coming up you know! What kind you gonna make? I already got my tickets for the Cazimeros, and since Robert's men won Merrie Monarch this year, they should be in an extra good mood. (Sorry, mainland guys, I'll celebrate for you!)

Malama pono,
-Lisa

    Bookmark   April 25, 2005 at 5:22PM
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