About

Thank you for your interest in my art. Coconut palm frond weaving is an ancient art that has developed in several places around the world. One of those areas was the South Pacific islands, but signs can also be seen in petroglyph form in a Mayan pyramid. One glyph depicts a medicine man clothed only a tortoise shell and a coconut hat. In a book of poetry on the theme of work, versions by Coleman Barks 1991 quoting Rumi a poem from the 13th century "One-Handed Basket Weaving" referring to palm leaf baskets is the earliest weaving reference which I can share. The Caribbean islands have their own history of coconut palm weaving is well personally I have woven in many lovely places. Costa Rica for four years and Hawaii for two years and kEY wEST for several years learning from some of the finest weavers I've had the pleasure to meet. I've woven along side waterfalls along the Hana highway on Maui; and on Oahu at Waikiki, Sunset Beach and Wiamea Bay on the North Shore.

MY Lifetime
GUARANTEE

The natural coconut oil in the leaf of the coconut palm keeps its supple and pliable and preserves it in a manner similar to tanned leather. The weave is finished Hawaiian style so it won't unravel. If you ever have one crumble or unravel, I will replace it! I make them personally with love and I only ship my best.

Money back within 30 days for any reason.

Hats left untreated, will become lighter and more comfortable after they have cured. On a hot day, they can be submerged in water and placed on the head for a two hour "watercooled" effect. They can be waterproofed with coconut suntan oil if you prefer. The baskets can be used as vegetable steamers. Food placed in the basket is held above the boiling water, in a covered pot, by the base foundation hoop. They also make excellent fruit ripening and bread baskets. Freezing overnight when green kills all the chlorophyll and bursts open the water cells in the leaf resulting a temporary rich walnut color and less shrinkage as it cures (recommended). If your item has plastic ties, they should be cinched up and the tales clipped off after it has cured. Allow damp leaves to dry in the sun to prevent mildew. Bleach like cotton if necessary.

Customer Emails

Actual Email addresses and surnames gladly furnished by request.


Read'm all uncensored feedback



From: "Ansley B.@bellsouth.net> Post Office

To: <terry@hatsandbaskets.com>

Subject: baskets

Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 14:53:08 -0400



My mom is interested in a rectangular palm frond woven basket. She has a circular one and loves it. Do you make them in rectangular shapes and how much are they?

Sincerely,

Ansley


Special Order Follow along...


Inquired: Sun, 9 Jul 2006

Ordered: Tue, 11 Jul 2006

Shipped: Thursday, July 13, 2006

Received: Tuesday, July 25, 2006


----- Original Message -----

From: Terry Raymond

To: ansleybo

Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 4:07 AM

Subject: RE: baskets


Yes, what is length x width x height?



From: "Ansley Bin@bellsouth.net>

To: <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject: Re: baskets

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 18:20:44 -0400



I am open. What about something close to 8"x11"x 3"?

Thank you,

Ansley


From: Terry Raymond

To: ansleyboutin@bellsouth.net

Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 11:36 PM

Subject: Re: baskets



OK $20+$8 postage.


From: "Ansley Boun@bellsouth.net>

To: <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject: Re: baskets

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 21:15:01 -0400



Sorry, I got the information from your website. I mailed you a check for $28.00 for the rectangular basket to the Key West P.O. Box. I look forward to receiving the basket. My mom will love it!

Thank you,

Ansley Boutin


----- Original Message -----

From: Terry Raymond

To: ansley@bellsouth.net

Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:58 PM

Subject: Re: baskets



Ansley, I sent it today! let me no how long it takes. Thx Terry



From : Ansley Boutin <ansle@bellsouth.net>

Sent : Tuesday, July 25, 2006 7:22 AM

To : <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject : Re: baskets

Thank you! I got the basket yesterday. It looks great.basket

Ansley


Inquired July 9th, mailed 13th,rec'd 24th!!!




From : Toni Y. <liay@bellsouth.net>

Sent : Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:06 PM

To : <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject : Re: Your order

Hi Terry,

We received the order and are completely satisfied. We had purchased a basket when we were in Key West a few years ago on the sunset pier, but lost it in hurricane Katrina. The ones you sent are just like the one that we lost.

Thank you,

Jack and Toni


From : <rosie@bellsouth.net>

Sent : Monday, July 10, 2006 9:05 AM

To : <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>


Hi Terry, Yes I got the hat and love it...very satisfied! I sent an e mail as soon as I received it but I guess you never got it. Thanks again, Rosie



From : Angela _2004@yahoo.com>

Sent : Monday, July 10, 2006 8:05 AM

To : terry@HATSandBASKETS.com

Yes, The baskets are beautiful! My sister, my mother and my mother-n-law loved them!! Was the perfect gift. I loved the way the weave is. I'd like to learn how to do one.. They are starting to turn a grey color now. It's a shame they don't stay that rich green color. If you wanted to keep them that color, is there a product that you can apply that would keep the color? Just curious. .. They are still beautiful!!

Thanks again for your fast service!! I'll definitely will be doing business again!! I have a wedding anniversary coming up and we want to do a luau. I'll need some cute baskets for some things.. I'll be in touch in the near future!!

~Angela~


From : Lorie Witt <nailem@austin.rr.com>

Sent : Monday, April 11, 2005 12:32 PM

To : <terry@hatsandbaskets.com>

Subject : baskets

Terry, I just received my goodies in the mail just this minute and I absolutely love it ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the extras too!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are very talented. I would love to learn how to do some of these baskets and hats myself. As soon as I get the extra money I'm going to order your DVD. So please disregard my last email. THANKS AGAIN from a very satisfied customer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lorie W



Actual Email addresses and sur names gladly furnished by request.


Terry with Students Ursula, Michelle and Lisa

Terry and Student Terry and Student Terry and Student

Student Jaxx hat & his catch... weavers are lucky!

Student Jaxx Jaz



Weaving DVD Student Emails:


Rebecca's hat

To: terrytheweaver@hotmail.com
Subject: Rebecca's Hat
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:38:34 -0500
From: Rebecca R

Here is a picture of me wearing my hat.

Thanks!


Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:59:33 -0800
From: PeteRPan
Subject: Hi Terry
To: terrytheweaver@hotmail.com

Hi Terry,

I got your note and saw the nice palm frond roses that your making for valentines day :-) I ordered some for my girlfriend. I realize that i made the order a little late for valentines day but that's ok, better late than never :-D

I want to share some pictures with you of the hat i made for my girlfriend on our trip to Key West. Thank you so much for giving my the heads up on the nice fronds at breezy pines.

I am attaching some photos to this note.

Thanks alot Terry,
Dan aka Pete R. Pan


Student hat Student hat
Student bird
Student Baskets

From: "Carmen Sandoval" <Carmen Sandoval@example.com>

To: terrytheweaver@hotmail.com

Subject: PHOTOS OF MY WORK

Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 01:56:52 +0000


HELLO


IAM SENDING SOME PHOTOS OF MY WORK FOR YOU TO JUDGE I HOPE I DID A GOOD JOB THE MORE DIFICULT WAS THE CAP I NEED TO WORK MORE ON THAT I HAVE A QUESTION THE TOP IS THE SAME AS THE POLENECIAN WAY.


I HOPE YOU LIKE IT


THANKS


CARMEN


I ENJOY WEAVING


From: "Terry Raymond" <terrytheweaver@hotmail.com>

To: Carmen Sandoval@example.com

Subject: RE: PHOTOS OF MY WORK

Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:34:44 -0400


Hi Carmen, Beautiful work!!!! Thank You for sending these pictures I'm going to post them to my website student emails on my dvd page.about link.

Terry



From: "Carmen Sandoval" <Carmen Sandoval@example.com>

To: terrytheweaver@hotmail.com

Subject: RE: PHOTOS OF MY WORK

Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 01:57:22 +0000


I AM GLAD YOU LIKE MY WORK IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE DVD BECAUSE I HAVE BOOKS AND I COULDN'T MAKE ANYTHING UNTIL I BEGAN WEAVING THE HAT THEN I COULD UNDERSTAND SOME PROJECTS OF MY BOOKS I AM WONDERING TO SEE MORE DVDS OF OTHER PROJECTS IN THE FUTURE ON YOUR WEB.


MY FATHER GOT THE HAT MY MOTHER THE HANGING BASKET AND MY 5 YEAR SON GOT THE CAP AND BIRD EVERYBODY GOT IN LOVE WITH SOMETHING.


EVERYBODY THAT GETS INTERESTED IN THE DVDS I CAN TELL IS EASY TO FOLLOW DONT BE AFRAID AN TRY IT. IAM TELLING YOU YOUR GOING TO GET WEAVING IN A FLASH.


I WANT TO THANK TERRY FOR SHEARING THE KNOWLEDGE AND ALSO TO MY NEIGHBOUR THAT GAVE ME THE FIRST FROND THAT I WEAVE.


CARMEN




From : Craig <Culb@oceanlakes.com>

Reply-To : "@oceanlakes.com"

Sent : Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:04 PM

To : "'terry@HATSandBASKETS.com'" <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject : RE:

Fronds are working good. I experimented with 2 of them and started to get

it, the 3rd one came out pretty good, I'm happy with it. The next one

should do ok. The first two I had trouble breaking ribs, etc. and it took a

few times to get the crown part down. Just kept working with it and the

light finally came on. I will e-mail pics. I probably will need to get some

more material. I think it's going to take a few more to get some more

practice. Do I need to just order that from the site? Thanks for all of

your help.


Craig



Student Eugene

From : Eugene Vig@yahoo.com>

Sent : Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:53 AM

To : terry@HATSandBASKETS.com

Subject : RE: Hats

Terry, you can use any of my correspondence or pictures for your web site. I sent you a couple of older pics in my payment envelope. My hoops came wrapped in plastic which made for good packaging and storage. I didn't get a piece of cotton cloth (at least I don't think I got one) in my package. I sat in my backyard yesterday and weaved a hat from the new material. I'm working on making the crown more uniform and not so lopsided. Suggestions? I find if I tighten the leaves at the hoop, the crown has a good shape. I want to make sure that it still will fit well after curing. By the way, thanks for the cricket critter in my last package..pretty cool. Eugene


Terry Raymond <terrytheweaver@hotmail.com> wrote:

Eugene, Great, will you send some photos for my web of you wearing a hat? were yours wraped in plastic wrap? was there a piece ot cotton cloth wrapped in with pkg for water? also, may i use your reply letter on my web? Thx T (Any hat could be a basket)




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From: Eugene Vig @yahoo.com>

To: terry@HATSandBASKETS.com

Subject: RE: Hats

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 08:28:52 -0700 (PDT)



Terry, the leaves are green. Are they all hat material or is there some basket fronds in there? Keep an eye out in your PO Box. See ya, Eugene


Terry Raymond <terrytheweaver@hotmail.com> wrote:

Euene, Any suggestions? are they green ? Thx t



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From: Eugene Vig @yahoo.com>

To: Terry Raymond <terrytheweaver@hotmail.com>

Subject: Hats

Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:09:04 -0700 (PDT)


Terry, thanks for the palm

fronds. I didn't think you forgot about me, but I was anxiously waiting. I'll send you the $$ today. Thanks again Master.

P.S. Enjoy the nice weather. Eugene



From : <supsh@aol.com>

Sent : Monday, July 17, 2006 10:51 AM

To : terry@HATSandBASKETS.com

Subject : Re: Your order

Hello, yes I got my order, I watched the dvd's and set about making my first basket. The first one I made was perhaps my best. I started over several times. I am happy with the way it turned out. Some of the leaves must have been damaged so my hat has a gap in the weave. My husband loves it just the way it is

I am still awaiting the hat section that Terry promised me from Costa Rica. I hope he sends it soon. I was able to make additional baskets that I changed the patterns on. They didnt turn out quite as nice as my first one. I also made a wine bottle holder that I liked alot. I really enjoy weaving the palms and look forward to trying it again soon.

Thank you, best regards

Sharon Ups

From : mel newell <melunimsn.com>

Sent : Friday, July 14, 2006 4:06 PM

To : <terry@HATSandBASKETS.com>

Subject : Re: order??????

hi terry the order took about 2 weeks to get here, the extra frons were a

help as some of them the center brim was *hard as wood already, and cracked *

when I tried to cut the notch for the cable tie* ,so far the hat looks good,

though I know I messed up some . the dvd was greate and your instructions

were very easy to follow. I will be ordering more fron soon thanks mel

[the guide] gulf coast kayak





From : Carmen Jo ay10@yahoo.com>

Sent : Monday, July 10, 2006 6:49 PM

To : terry@HATSandBASKETS.com


Good news, Terry!

Your package arrived today from Costa Rica.

Will be viewing the dvd's right away.

Thanks!

Carmen Jo

From : <blue@aol.com>

Sent : Monday, July 10, 2006 2:03 PM

To : terry@HATSandBASKETS.com


Yes,

I received the DVD. I haven't had a chance to actually TRY the weaving but the part of the DVD I've watched looks very helpful...as if even I will be able to follow it with good results. Thank you!

From : pete pan <panthehandyman@.>

Sent : Monday, August 22, 2005 6:09 PM

To : terry@hatsandbaskets.com

Hello Terry!

hey, i got your package in the mail today and the hats turned out great! this is alot of fun, you did a great job with the instruction on the dvd. two questions, i did not see the basket weaving dvd on your order page, and i was wondering if the instruction for making the hanging wall baskets is on the basket weaving page? thanks alot.

Pete Pan

From : <CowGOmoo @aol.com>

Sent : Thursday, July 1, 2004 8:36 PM

To : terry@hatsandbaskets.com

Subject : hay terry, this is the boy that bought a dvd from u in the keys a week ago

Hay Terry, this is parker langley. i bought a dvd from u about a week with my step mother. the second we got back to our house in islandmorada i began watching and constructing products. i have had the best time. There is one problem however, i cant figure out how to construct the crown part of the hat. after experimenting a bunch i have discovered how to make the open top palm frond hat. they are not as quite as good as yours but I am getting there!!!!! If u have and pointers or tips to give me on make the crown part of the hat i would be greatly appreciated. i think the dvd that u constructed is a brilliant idea. it was very easy to follow and i enjoyed a lot!!! i did see one awsome thing that really stood out on your website. the soda can/ beer bottle holder!! that product is soooooo cool i think your next dvd should be about making things like that. i will be the first to buy it.

from

Parker

PS. all my friends love the palm tree hats and want to know how to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as soon as i make a reall cool hat i will send u a picture




From: "Brian & Jodi Pt" <teamt@hotmail.com>
To: <terry@hatsandbaskets.com>
Subject: CD order from Jodi
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:43:21 -0700

Hey, Terry.  I am Jodi Pt and I just purchased the instructional CDs for
the hat and the bowls.  I moved to Hawaii (Ohau, on Iroquois Point) this
past summer and wanted to learn to weave.  I could not find a class in my
area, but I found your CDs!

Should I start with the bowl or the hat?  I'll send you a pic of my
work--that is assuming I am any good at it!

I had a grand opportunity to visit Costa Rica in 1994.  What a grand place.
  You folks have got it right down there.

Also, I am a cancer survivor like you.  I believe that creating and hobbies
soothe me and that will help me live a long good life.

Thanks.  Jodi


From: "Terry Raymond" <terrytheweaver@hotmail.com>
To: teamt@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: CD order from Jodi
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 01:38:24 -0400

Aloha,  I learned alot on oahu and maui, weaves,etc.  Send me photos with
you and your work for my website!  Mahalo terry


From: "Brian & Jodi Pt" <teamt@hotmail.com>
To: terrytheweaver@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: CD order from Jodi
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:45:12 +0000

Here ya go!

The first three:  Verlene, Tara, Jodi

Second three:  Janet and Julie and Dorothy

We love it!  Jodi


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