Box with small circles

box small circles side

box small circles top   box small circles bottom

The weaving for the box with small circles is ordinary biaxial and not difficult. The pattern for the sides is the same as introduced in Woven Heart #008.  The small circles are just added as an extra layer when weaving. The pattern for the lid is somewhat different as one set of strips is radiating from the centre and the other is a set of concentric rings. The bottom is easy as the circular pieces are just stacked.

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Cut out the pieces. If using a cutting machine and the cut files included below you will get more pieces than you need. Look to the pattern above to identify which to use. You are of course free to make up your own colour combinations.

Sides

The pictures should explain the weaving process. The circular pieces all have the same radius. Thus they buckle on the inside near the base. Make small cuts and distribute the extra paper. To make sure that sides are vertical  use a mold while weaving. After weaving fix with glue and add zig-zig strips. I used colours A and D. Add the upstand inside the box. At the bottom you add one of the narrow strips with notches, crease and fix inside the box.

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Lid

Somewhat unusual weaving process. In principle you would not have to cut open the rings. But the thickness of the paper calls for a little extra and this is a simple way of solving that problem. The cut should be hitten on the rear side. Fix with glue. Score on the rear side along the lining circle. Crease. Crease also one of the strips with notches along the centre line, measure circumference on the box upstand, fix the strip circle with glue and add inside the lid to form the lid edge. The continuous part shall show and the crease should point downwards.

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Bottom

Stack the circular pieces, add also the inside lining. Fix with glue. Score along the circles on the rear side. Crease “upwards”. Add the very narrow paper strip inside. Fix to the box sides.

And files for cutting: box with circles in two colours cut 1 ; box with circles in two colours cut 2 ; box with circles in two colours cut 3 ; box with circles in two colours cut 4 ; box with circles in two colours cut 5 ; box with circles in two colours cut 6 ; box with circles in two colours cut 7 ; box with circles in two colours cut 8

4 thoughts on “Box with small circles

    • Thank you Carol. You have figured out that I might have a plan to make more same diameter. But I do not know yet what I feel like doing next. Right now Anna and I are very buisy. We are preparing our first printed book. The book will be in Danish though. It shall feature items from the blog and something new as well. And thorough instructions. It is to be somewhat coffe table like, ‘non-electronic’ aiming also at DIYs without computer skills. Later we shall see if we may interest someone abroad.

  1. awesome! superb! i am lacking words to appreciate ur wrk.. so intricate,detailed with extreme perfection….hats off!!love it….!!
    but i have a query how to cut these patterned paper strips if i have got no cutting machine with me….???

    • At first until Christmas 2010 I had no cutting machine. All had to be cut by hand by a small pair of scissors. From the designs on the blog it is obvious that Anna’s Christmas present cleared the way for novel creations. But still some of these are not so very difficult to cut by hand. Possibly not this box with circles, but the triaxial items are quite easy to cut – and a challenge to weave. Or you may prepare the box with small circles simply leaving out the layer with the circles and just weave a pattern of squares. Happy weaving! Lene

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