The Creative Cloister

Exploring the artistic roots of our Catholic Faith While ‘Sheltering in place’

Palm Weaving

Since we are closed out of the church this year due to the pandemic ‘Shelter in Place’ mandate, I won’t be offering the usual palm weaving workshops. Someone asked me to make instructional videos so people can learn at home.

Yeah, at home where there aren’t any palms available. I’m not sure if this is cool, or a cruel and unusual way to torture our parishioners. You can use strips of paper in a pinch. If you live on the south end of Chicago, feel free to pop over. I can put some palms out on the porch for you. The good Padres will bless them when they let us come back home.

Here is a link to my fat Palm Weaving Pinterest Board where you can find videos of palm weavers from India with lots of swagger and disco-techno pop music to accompany your meditative creativity (hence the vids linked above).

Here are links to a few instruction pdfs in case you prefer printed instructions:

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