Re: Best book to read about Henna??
Posted by Maureen on July 30, 2002 at 04:05:09:
I think that browsing the various websites of the people here really
provides a lot of information concerning henna/Mehndi. Catherine's
site has the mother lode for sure. Various people's websites give
information about technique and recipes and such. Sounds like you
have done that. Reading books and looking at the various types of
designs will provide you with a lot of information for background.
But, you learn to do henna designs by doing them. Much as reading
cook books can provide a lot of information and make your mouth
water. But cooking turns you into a cook. Same with working with
henna and learning to create designs.
Your experience will teach you whether going with a premix paste or
body quality henna powder is the way to go. Learning to use an
applicator bottle, cone or syringe and knowing strengths and
weaknesses of each comes only after you have one in your hand. How
thick or how thin your paste should be depending on the design you
want and the tool you use is learned by working with them and
learning from them. I think that most of the questions people have
when starting out to learn "how to" come from problems they have run
into while working with their henna powder, paste and designs. Those
questions need someone to bounce them off of. This is the best
possible place for that.
So read and research...but know the true learning comes with the
doing and then continues as long as you are on your henna journey.
Hope right in and join the rest of us with henna joy.
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