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Description: Learn from an expert weaver how to create your own coffee basket which will last for generations! Lauhala weaving has a rich history rooted in Hawaiian culture, and especially rooted here in Hōlualoa. Traditionally, leaves from the Hala trees were used to weave hats and baskets for coffee pickers. Now, Lauhala weaving is more than just functional, it has become an art form celebrated all over Hawaiʻi. Kumu Nanette Bell will draw on the traditional use of Lauhala weaving to teach students to make their coffee baskets. 

Level: Intermediate, must have previous lauhala weaving experience. Please contact us with questions.

Please note: Registration will close Sunday, September 1 at midnight. 

Supply fee includes: 

  • A kit to complete one coffee basket
  • A portion of your supply fee covers studio maintenance

Students should bring: 

  • Your own lauhala tools if you have them. If not, tools will be provided.
  • Scissors
  • A lunch or snack and water bottle

About the Artist: Nanette Bell has lived most of her life in South Kona. She is a retired Mac nut farmer and avid naturalist. She is a fiber artist, having worked with batik and shibori, but her main interest is basket weaving. She has been a student of lauhala weaving for over 30 years, being fortunate to weave with Master weavers like Kumu Ed Kaneko, Josephine Fergerstrom and Art Murata. It is with their blessing that she continues their tradition of teaching.

About Our Programs: As a place of convergence, the Mill serves as both a community and a physical place–celebrating the power of the arts, bringing people, ideas and perspectives together. We are proud to offer adult and youth programs that focus on awareness of one’s individuality in the contexts of family, community and the natural world. Our classes & workshops are designed to inspire creativity, foster connections, and provide enriching experiences for all participants. We invite you to join us in the studio

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