Heart #048 Holly

When preparing this Holly Basket you will use both the joining technique and the weaving technique. The heart is made from three individual baskets; an inner joined heart with the holly leaves, then a woven basket with the berries and finally a golden woven basket with a handle keeping everything in place. Cut two pieces…

Triaxial Heart

The Triaxial Heart illustrates how the triaxial weaving technique may be adapted to a heart shape. To facilitate the pattern the angle at the heart’s point is now 60°. First you weave the heart from two layers, then you weave in the strips of the third layer one by one. This process is far easier than…

Heart #046 Teddy Bears

      This cute Heart with Teddy Bears is designed by Anna. It must be admitted – it is detailed and rather time consuming to cut out by hand. For the Heart with Teddy Bears you need paper in three colours. The paper may be any paper in quality form 70 g/m2 up to 100 g/m2.…

Red Fly Agaric #01 & #02

Anna designed these cute Red Fly Agaric. She made two different shapes and you may rescale the templates to get even more varieties. The white spots you may apply in the amount of your own choice. Fly agaric was first described by Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist and the father of modern taxonomy) in 1753, as…

Season’s Greetings

2013 has been a very busy year for PaperMatrix. We have enjoyed more visitors from all over the Globe than ever before and received loads of positive feedback and gained lots of inspiration from craft blogs with topics that border paper braiding. We have incorporated triaxial weaving – difficult but awesome, and we have made…

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,…