Labels #001 and #002

From my grandmother and my great grandmother I got these old stoneware preserving jars. I thought they needed some fun labels. These are woven and simple to make. The tiresome part is the cutting out. Each label is made from two layers. The oval Labels #002 are the simplest to weave. Just place one layer…

Balloon #003

Anna has designed a pattern for a Gingerbread balloon. Balloon #003 is a small ballon having the same size and shape as Balloon #001. You cut and weave in the same way. You may make 5 balloons and set up a mobile as explained – and you may choose to mix the balloon types. Anna also included a drawing explaining the principle of…

PeaCock Theatre and Cone #012

This week Teddy and I went to see a performance on the PeaCock Pantomime Theatre in Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens. It was a rainy evening and not many people had come. Nevertheless the dancers looked to be in brilliant mood. In particular we were impressed by the many and very fast changes of scenery. Cone #012…

Cone #011

Anna has designed this upside down Gingerbread pattern for a cone. Actually the cone Anna made is much more complicated than this one. But it is prudent to start out with a simplified version. Weaving requires some skills to obtain a pretty result. Print/cut the four parts of the cone in the colours of your choice. Part…

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…

Star #002 Woven

For Star #002 I have applied the Gingerbread pattern. The process is much like described for Star #001. However, it pays to score and crease all 3 lines indicated on the sheet. Unfold the 2 longer creases before you start weaving. During weaving you will be required to pass a wide strip through a small…

Joined Heart #012

These small joined hearts are made from two brown pieces and two pieces in light colours. They are meant to resemble gingerbread hearts with sugar glaze. And some files for cutting: joined 012 the cut 1 ; joined 012 the cut 2