I was invited to the co-op partly to help them develop some new designs, so the women taught me how to prepare and split the palm leaf and weave these decorations. When I returned to London I developed quite a few variations on the theme that would still pack up small and were not too complicated to produce, which I gave to them. I also added a few other more complicated items such as three–dimensional stars, but I never had any feedback and my life moved on, so I don’t know if they ever used any of my designs or not. I hope they did and that they sold well for them.
|Variations on the theme|