Part Three: Begin the Weaving

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Now fold the same strip over itself to go back south. The strip will now begin the next strip to be woven in, and also completes the point. Thus, there is one complete point at either side for each two woven rows. Sometimes the strip of lauhala is long enough to make two full lines of weaving. In this case, you can see that the strip is too short. It will be necessary to "patch" with another strip. To patch, just lay another strip right on top of the short strip, and weave with the double strip. You want to make sure that the strips overlap several weaves to keep everything secure.