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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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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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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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Heart #042

At the workshop last week we made Heart #006. Based on this heart a new Heart #042 has emerged. Each layer consists of two sheets. Otherwise weaving is the same. However, reviewing the directions given for Heart #006 I must admit, the amount of directions is rather scarce. The instructions seem rather complicated, but when…

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Workshop in Copenhagen

PaperMatrix is inviting you to a paper weaving workshop in Cafe Retro Jægersborg-gade, Copenhagen, Denmark.  The workshop is open Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd both days from 1 pm until 4 pm. We will be making Heart #006, Heart #037, the balloon from Mobile #001 in double size, and a new simple Cone #016.…

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Label Heart

Using the same principles as I used for designing Label #002 I also made a heart label. I found two heart labels woven together might do well for a Christmas basket. To allow space for the Christmas goodies I added side pieces. When you first grasp the principle of weaving in the side pieces making…

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Hans H Koch

In 1916 the Danish architect Hans H. Koch (1873–1922) published patterns and instructions for seven complex woven Christmas baskets and later in 1922 another four. These are among the oldest surviving printed instructions for woven paper baskets of a playful design taken beyond the straight slips. Koch was the godson of H. C. Andersen and…

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Heart #041

Heart #041 is a combination of two hearts, one woven basket with a handle and one joined basket without. Make each separately and dump the flower heart loosely into the small woven basket. And files for cutting: 041 cut 1 ; 041 cut 2 ; 041 cut 3 The heart is much like a lovely heart made by Margit…

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Heart #040

This is a multi layer free-style cut-away woven heart. The heart is a further development of Hearts #009, #015, and #021 using multiple layers of different colours. Go to these posts for directions on multilayer weaving.  The free style pattern is inspired by hearts made by the Danish artist Lisbet Lærke. I have designed my pattern…