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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…

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FLETVÆRK

PaperMatrix’ first book FLETVÆRK (Braiding) has just been sent to the printers. The book is 140 pages and the language is Danish. FLETVÆRK includes templates for more than 50 woven items, and tips for numerous variants. We have included some of the most popular items from this blog – like the spheres and the hot air balloons,…

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Heart #043

   This Heart #043 is a further development of Heart #042 from last Christmas, sent to me from Anna. Layer the pieces from Page 1 and Page 2 and those from Page 3 and Page 4. Weave the two parts in the same way as explained for Heart #042, just mind all the little tips…

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Joined Heart #032 Squares & Triangles

    When I visited Rome last week I noticed a palazzo at Piazza dei Calcarari. The lower part of the façade is most impressive. It is made from large square and triangle shaped ashlars. Having just received Joined Heart Crystal from Anna it was predestined for further development. The new heart is made in…