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…

Heart #055 Triaxial Stars

Heart #055 is a heart prepared using the triaxial weaving technique. The heart is made using the principles explained for the “Triaxial Heart” #047; first you weave the heart from two layers, then you insert the strips of the third. To generate the star pattern every third (yellow) strip has been replaced with one in…

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…

Woven Tetrahedron

This woven tetrahedron is far easier to weave than the octahedron. Cut out the 2 identical pieces Score along the flap and along the imaginary lines connecting the valley bottom between the small triangles and the corners Cut away the small triangles from the sides of the strips Crease so that the forms swirl in…

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…

A Crown for a Zombie Bride

In view of the imminent Halloween we wanted to create something really horrible. This scary finger bones Crown for a Zombie Bride is made from two sheets of A4 paper and a piece of metal foil. For the crown on the picture is used 80 g/m2 paper. Heavier paper will make a more robust crown – and it will also…

Teddy’s Theatre: Floors and Portcullis

Teddy has got four new floors for his Theatre, a simple wooden floor, a black floor and a dark green wooden floor, and another with a carpet for his tent. Also included is a loose front making it possible to change floors without totally dismantling the theatre. In addition he has got a portcullis, front…

Balloon #002

If you liked Anna’s balloon mobile #001, you may also like this. Anna has designed a somewhat larger and more detailed Balloon #002. For each balloon cut four sheets in the colours you like.  Because of the size of the balloon you have to glue stick each arm individually to the small disk as explained…

Teddy’s Theatre: Spider Set

The Enchanted Forest is inhabited by giant spiders. The spiders are loosely fixed to the web by entangling their legs. Move the spiders around and add as many as you like. You may use the Spider Set as an overlay for the Enchanted Forest Set or any other location you want to make scary. You…

Teddy’s Theatre: Cloud Set

Teddy is much fascinated by old fashioned cloud machinery. Unfortunately his Theatre is not steady enough to support a heavy flexible gadget. Teddy must make do with a fixed set up. You find the set pieces at the Theatre Page. When you cut out, take care to take away all of the darker line along the openings.