Balloon with zig-zag pattern

We have done some exploring, and found that the twirling of balloon 008 holds a lot of potential for new exciting patterns. One, which we find is rather fun and quirky is the zig-zag pattern. This is generated through a different directions (vertical and horizontal) of the twirled arms. Beneath, is a diagram of how…

New video tutorial for Balloon #008

We have added a new video tutorial for balloon #008. It can be found on our youtube channel: Video tutorial for Balloon #008 You can find the pattern for balloon #008 on this link. Large Balloon #008 with Triangles The scale of the cut pieces in the video is 75 % of the large balloon.…

Large Balloon #008 with Triangles

   This Large Balloon #008 with Triangles is cut and woven in the same way as explained for the smaller #008 Balloon. You may weave and make identical balloons in all patterns explained. The difference is that the balloons from the templates included in this post will be about 24 cm high. Because the balloon…

Balloon #008 Twirled

The arms for the Twirled Balloon are made following the pattern principle used for Heart #050 with Triangles. First you prepare two pieces with 12 arms each from two parts of different colour and then you weave the two pieces together like the simple Balloon #001. You have three different options for combining and weaving…

Hot Air Balloon #007

Anna has designed a new pattern for a larger Hot Air Balloon. Using the templates provided the balloon is as large as possible cut from a 30.5 x 30.5 cm sheet of heavy paper or thin card board. The height of the balloon from basket to top is about 12 cm. 1. To make a…

Balloon with Stripes #006

Anna considered that we should investigate ways to vary the pattern on the small balloons. When making the arms wavy a pattern resembling horizontal stripes emerge. The balloon is woven just like the balloon of Mobile #001. We have, however, included the improved basket and strip (3 sizes to choose from to make a perfect…

Triaxial Balloon #005

Anna made the pattern for this balloon in triaxial weaving. The balloon is woven from three layers of paper just like the “Box woven from three layers”. You may go to that post to get more acquainted with this kind of weaving. In particular the round pieces for the top and bottom may be of…