Sphere #007

For Sphere #007 the strips have been split in two equally wide sub-strips only connected at the top. I used four colours, two orange and two blue. When fixing the strips to the ring piece alternate between the two colours using e.g. dark orange and dark blue for one ring and the lighter colours for…

Sphere #006

Using the technique of Sphere #005 you may manage to do also more detailed patterns. This takes some time to weave though. And a file for cutting sphere 006 cut

Sphere #005

If you find that weaving the poles of the closed form does not render your ornament just as crisp and regular as you would wish, this procedure may do the trick. Fix 8 strips close together to a ring piece making the curved shape at the end of the strip follow the inner edge. Gather…

Sphere #004

This form is made from the same strips as Sphere #001 and almost in the same way. However, only 2 times 8 strips are used instead of the 2 times 12. When you have glued the 8 strips to the small circle make a cut in the circle from the rim to the centre just…

Sphere #003

This is a new application of Anna’s bubble pattern from Cone #009. I also used four colours, six strips of each. ┬áBecause of its open structure this sphere is much easier to weave than Sphere #002. You may even start using an alternative process – omitting the solid circles at the poles. First glue together…

Sphere #002

This is a gingerbread version of the sphere. You cut out and weave just as described for Sphere #001. Start at the pole with the flower. When you have weaved the sphere and fixed the small triangles two and two at the other pole with a little glue, pull the strips gently so that the…

Sphere #001

Carol from extremecards sent me a picture of a “Riemann sphere” and suggested to make a woven sphere. Here is the result. The exact shape of the strips was made by Anna using the Smash function in Rhino, see diagram.┬áBecause the size of the pattern is limited by the A4 sized paper an ordinary cutter…