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…

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…

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,…

Star #007 Woven

Star #007 is woven and made in the same way as Star #001. This star has, however, six points in order to make the pattern fit. The individual points are rather stressing to make. They are simple to weave but until everything has fallen into place they look like a mess. If you have tried…

Star #006 Cut

Star #006 is made using the joining principle. The process takes some time, but it is not difficult. Cut out 12 pieces in 6 different colours, two of each. First make the 12 five faced points by scoring along the dotted lines, creasing, and gluing using the narrow slip. Take care that they all swirl…

Star #005 Woven

This Star #005 is just like Star #002. It may be a little more difficult to weave. In particular you must take care not to tear the narrow strips, when you strive to fit a fat and folded strip through a narrow loop. And a file for cutting: star 005 cut

Star #004 Cut

  Star #004 is much like Star #003. I have, however, made the central point a little longer than the rest. I think the star looks more in balance this way. The outer colour is yellow, the inner is orange. The sunlight makes the star glow. And files for cutting: star 004 short cut 1 ;…

Star #003 Cut

This star is just cut, not woven. Each point is made from 2 layers. To make the pattern fit the inner point is a little smaller, than the outer. Make the star following the directions on the first sheet for printing. And cut files: star 003 cut 1 ; star 003 cut 2

Star #001 Woven

The pointed star is an old classic. Make a plain one from paper in your favourite colour or venture into this  woven variation. Print enough sheets to give you 2 times 5 pieces in the colours you like. Cut out, crease, and weave two by two like an ordinary heart. The narrow strips shall be…