Sphere #014 with Triangles

The arms for the Sphere with Triangles are made following the principle used for Heart #050 with Triangles. First you prepare each arm from two parts of different colour and then weave them together like the simple Sphere #001. The Sphere is made from 2 times 12 arms. Each arm is made from 2 pieces…

Sphere #012 Circles

        Sphere #012 with circles is prepared in the same way as Sphere #001. You need 2 times 12 arms to make the sphere. I used 2 shades of red and two shades of yellow; i.e. 4 times 6 arms. If you use paper with colour or pattern on one side only…

Sphere #010 Open

The arm for Sphere #010 is half the width of the arm for Sphere #001. You still need 2 times 12 arms to make the sphere, but where the invisible other half of the arms meet you will be able to look inside the sphere. To support the open look of Sphere #010 I also…

Woven Pencil

  The Woven Pencil is a challenge for those of you addicted to detail. For weaving the spherical top in the small size necessary a pair of tweezers is mandatory. You also need some paper clips for weaving the pencil shaft. You need two or possibly three colours of paper. Items in the same colour…

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,…

Spheres updated

It is my Birthday today and my family thought I might need a new cutting machine. My well used Silhouette SD still works fine but it has become pretty noisy lately. The new Cameo has a larger cutting board and that introduces great new possibilities that I am looking forward to explore. First thing to…

Stave Churches and Sphere #010

This weekend I had a chance of pursuing my interest for Norwegian folk art on location. I visited the Norsk Folkemuseum  (The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) at Bygdø near Oslo. The primary task was to look at medieval decorations from the old wooden stave churches. The Gol stave church at Bygdø is presently undergoing…