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When Hats Are Boring - from November 7, 2019

[From February 2019 to May 2020 I tried blogging with  Although it was fun at first and I received compliments and good feedback, it was time consuming.  I'd rather be weaving.  There were some entries about lauhala that I thought may be entertaining here at  In the past I tried not to post my own personal lauhala stuff on but now think evolving is important.  I'll keep all the weaving events in the "News" section. The first few of these blog entries will be copied and pasted here as I will not be renewing the domain.  It may be out there in cyberspace in perpetuity, but in case it actually does disappear I'll have my favorite entries available here.  And BTW, "EH" means my "Excellent Husband."]
Classic Pillbox

Simplicity is elegant. As much as we try, sometimes papale turn out boring.

Side view of Pillbox
Top view of Lauhala Stewardess Hat

While it is not good for the koana to be blocked and reblocked repeatedly, sometimes it’s worth changing up the first try. I liked how the Pillbox turned out originally, but as time went by it started to seem boring. Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally not “EXTRA.” I love classic lines. But this papale was plain. So I built up the nerve and attempted re-blocking it into a Stewardess Hat. It looked better, but still a little utilitarian. I still had some lauhala I had collected while visiting Kaua’i over 10 years ago. It had kept very well. I made the rose and spiral shoots with it. After adding the floral embellishment I think it looks much better and ready for a night (or day) out.

Pillbox re-blocked to a Stewardess with Floral Embellishment

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