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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Workshops

PaperMatrix is inviting you to a Christmas workshop at SKABELONLOFTET, Refshalevej 171A Copenhagen, Denmark. The workshop is on Saturday December 7th from 12-16. We will be making Hearts #005 and #042, the simple cone #018 and we shall teach the triaxial weaving technique of balloon #005 to those interested. Printed templates will be free to…

Joined Heart #031 Crystal

This multi joined crystal heart is designed by Anna. It is made from shaped strips joined to form the triangles. It is quite fast, when you figure out the principle. Choose the two colours (blue and red on the small pictures) you prefer and cut out the pieces of the two Pages (Page 1 =…

Sugar Scull #01 and #02

We have had fun making Sugar Sculls. We made one each. They are made just like the joined heart baskets, each side made from two layers. We refrained from metallic paper, glitter glue and rhinestones, but that is definitely an option. The individual chain parts are made from two identical pieces. Making them is easiest…

Pinecone #01

      Anna made this Pinecone #01. It is much easier to weave than the spheres and eggs because the point is open. For the Pinecone #01 you need 2 x 8 arms in two or four different colours. The Pinecone made from the templates included is about 15 cm tall. Anna made it…