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…

Balloon #008 Twirled

The arms for the Twirled Balloon are made following the pattern principle used for Heart #050 with Triangles. First you prepare two pieces with 12 arms each from two parts of different colour and then you weave the two pieces together like the simple Balloon #001. You have three different options for combining and weaving…

Hot Air Balloon #007

Anna has designed a new pattern for a larger Hot Air Balloon. Using the templates provided the balloon is as large as possible cut from a 30.5 x 30.5 cm sheet of heavy paper or thin card board. The height of the balloon from basket to top is about 12 cm. 1. To make a…

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,…

Balloon with Stripes #006

Anna considered that we should investigate ways to vary the pattern on the small balloons. When making the arms wavy a pattern resembling horizontal stripes emerge. The balloon is woven just like the balloon of Mobile #001. We have, however, included the improved basket and strip (3 sizes to choose from to make a perfect…

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…

Workshop in Copenhagen

PaperMatrix is inviting you to a paper weaving workshop in Cafe Retro Jægersborg-gade, Copenhagen, Denmark.  The workshop is open Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd both days from 1 pm until 4 pm. We will be making Heart #006, Heart #037, the balloon from Mobile #001 in double size, and a new simple Cone #016.…