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Heart #045 Saint Patrick’s Day

   Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March. The day commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461) and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of…

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Joined Heart #033 Valentine 2014

   This Joined Valentine Heart illustrates two principles 1) a joined heart may be joined about a point anywhere in the surface of the heart and 2) you may overcome the difficulty of having sections outside the heart shape by gluing together the two pieces of a heart part before joining.   The heart is…

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Red Fly Agaric #01 & #02

Anna designed these cute Red Fly Agaric. She made two different shapes and you may rescale the templates to get even more varieties. The white spots you may apply in the amount of your own choice. Fly agaric was first described by Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist and the father of modern taxonomy) in 1753, as…

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Season’s Greetings

2013 has been a very busy year for PaperMatrix. We have enjoyed more visitors from all over the Globe than ever before and received loads of positive feedback and gained lots of inspiration from craft blogs with topics that border paper braiding. We have incorporated triaxial weaving – difficult but awesome, and we have made…

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Hexagonal Bipyramid

   A woven Hexagonal Bipyramid would do very well for a Christmas ornament. Just add a piece of string on top. From the same pattern you may also make a bipyramid with 4 or 8 faces. For the Hexagonal Bipyramid you need to cut out 2 times 3 pieces. You may use 2 or 6…

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Heart #044 Stars

   Anna also designed this Heart #044 with stars. I believe Anna in particular had the residents of Texas in mind. However, choosing the colours differently, it may also do very well for EU citizens – or anybody else fond of five pointed stars.  Layer the pieces forming the heart’s two parts. Weave in the…

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Cone #023 Quatrefoil

This Cone #023 has a clover pattern also named quatrefoil. The quatrefoil enjoyed its peak popularity during the Gothic and Renaissance eras. It is most commonly found as tracery, mainly in Gothic architecture, where a quatrefoil can often be seen at the top of a Gothic arch (from Wikipedia). The inspiration is from Lincoln Cathedral…