Anna made this Pinecone #01. It is much easier to weave than the spheres and eggs because the point is open.
For the Pinecone #01 you need 2 x 8 arms in two or four different colours. The Pinecone made from the templates included is about 15 cm tall. Anna made it from paper weight 120 g/m2. You may rescale the sheets if you want a smaller cone.
- Cut out each of the Pages 1 and 2 twice. Note that the patterns on Page 1 and 2 are not identical (PC 1)
- Take a ring pieces, any colour
- Take the arms you cut out using the templates on Page 2
- Now you shall fix the arms to the ring piece with glue. Colours shall be alternating and all arms swirling in the same direction. You must fix the end of the arm with the small diamond, but only smear glue on the 2/3 of the diamond closest to the point. The points shall be aligned with the small arches at the centre of the ring piece and the edge of the ring (PC 2) (PC 3) (PC 4)
- Next you shall fix the second layer of arms cut out using the templates of Page 1, all arms swirling in the opposite direction of those in the first layer. The diamonds of the two layers shall be positioned so that the points near the centre and the long diagonal are aligned. This means that the sides are shifted slightly and the side of the upper diamond is aligned with the small slit in the diamond below (PC 5) (PC 6) (PC 7) (PC 8). When fixing the arm weave the first square by pushing the arm under the arms below
- Weave as much as possible while still flat (PC 9)
- Tighten and fix with paper clips
- Weave row by row, aligning the points, and keeping together the arms using paperclips when needed (PC 10). A pair of tweezers is a good help, when the squares turn small
- When all is woven, align the points and sides of the last squares as well as possible and fix with glue. The Pinecone is meant to be somewhat flat at the pointed end, so do not refrain from pulling and shaping a little to align the sides (PC 11) (PC 12)
- You may add a piece of ribbon to hang the Pinecone.