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Mar 12th, 2012 at 1:15pm
 
I am looking for coconut and/or pandanus fiber. It has been hard to find commercially and coconut tress are scarce here in Colorado. Thank you.
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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2012 at 3:19pm
 
You would think with all the beaches you have there coconut trees would be all over the place.  Smiley
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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2012 at 4:53pm
 
I know, right?

It's mostly that I'm too weak to climb the palm trees here in Colorado. I want them delivered to my door, no muss no fuss.
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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2012 at 6:46pm
 
I think the liner for hanging baskets is coir. tease one appart and use that. it is coconut fibre
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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2012 at 7:41pm
 
You could try this place:

http://www.franksupply.com/

I've never bought any of their coconut fiber, but their basketry supplies are great.

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Reply #5 - Mar 13th, 2012 at 12:45am
 
Thanks Tim. There is a basket weaving place in Denver that I hope to check out soon. I am thinking of trying to use sea grass cord depending on the texture and thickness.
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Reply #6 - Mar 13th, 2012 at 4:25am
 
Are you looking for fibres from the coconut husk, or from the leaves of the palm tree itself?

It's not a coconut palm, but raffia palm is a nice, sturdy fibre and is available at most craft stores and probably all gardening stores (it's used to graft trees and other plants).
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Reply #7 - Mar 13th, 2012 at 10:42am
 
I am looking for the leaves, not the husks. I'd be willing to try with palm leaves if I could get my hands on some. I will look for raffia palm. There are several craft places and one basking weaving outlet not far that I'll try and get to this week. Thank you.
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Reply #8 - May 24th, 2012 at 6:51am
 
If you go to a flower shop the same kind you would go to to bye a dozen roses they can order you any kind of palm leaves you want and as many as you want hope this helps Grin
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Reply #9 - Aug 11th, 2012 at 3:19pm
 
i can get the inner fibers of the sabbel palm from fla its what the native americans made fishing nets and lines out of
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Reply #10 - Aug 11th, 2012 at 3:55pm
 
I would buy or trade no problem ghost.
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Reply #11 - Aug 11th, 2012 at 11:14pm
 
if i send you enought to make a few slings would you trade a sling made from the palm fiber for it if so pm me your address.
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Reply #12 - Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:44am
 
are you still wanting the palm fibers
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