How to make a cross out of palms
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To Make the Knot in the middle
1. Hold the palm horizontally.
At about the half waypoint fold the palm up towards the ceiling to create
a ninety-degree angle.
Take this piece and fold it tightly down towards the floor. (Do not try
to make the cross. At this point you are making the square in the middle).
Still using the same piece of palm, fold it back up toward the ceiling.
Take the other piece of the palm and fold it across the square you have
You will now take this same piece of palm and thread it through the small
square you have created. This square is at the back of the cross and you will
see the right angle you originally created in this square – thread the palm
under this right angle piece.
Pull tightly and you should have a completed knot that does not need to
To Form the Cross
Take the palm that points towards the ceiling and fold it down toward the
floor and thread it through the square you have created at the front of the
cross. This will be the top of your cross.
Still using the same piece of palm thread up back up through the same
square you used in the previous step to create the bottom of the cross.
Turn the half made cross around so that the remaining horizontal piece of
palm is to the right. You should have a vertical square in front of you and a
horizontal piece of palm to your right. Take the unwoven piece of palm and
thread it through this square to create one side of the cross.
Take the same piece of palm and thread it through the same square you
used in the previous step making certain to thread it behind where you had
previous threaded. You should have a cross that still has some palm pieces
hanging out either on top and sometimes in the sides of the cross.
Cut the strands that do not belong in your cross.