Kulta Katriina bags

zig zag weaving and square weaving in one basket

This coffee bag basket is combined with square weaving and zig zag weaving. The basket is the same size as the basket of two corner pieces and two triangles. The only difference is the turning of the edge, which makes the edge thicker and because of this a few more strips go into the basket as well. 12 strips went to the bottom of this basket and 24 to the edges.

The bottom of the basket is a plain woven square, the corners of which are also visible on the sides of the basket. The rest of the sides of the basket are formed by zig zag weaving.

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The parts of the basket are connected by a gift string, which has also been used to turn the corners of the edge. You can watch the full tutorial of the basket in the video:

The size of the finished basket is approx. 10,5 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm and it is perfect for storing small items, for example in a bathroom mirror cabinet.

black and white envelope purse

I decided to try a weave a small envelope from coffee bags and use the black and white Juhla Mokka squares waiting for it. An envelope needs one square, one triangle, and two corner pieces. There are six strips in one corner, so I got to convert one finished square into two corners.

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The challenge in weaving a triangle is to design the pattern as the strips are turned in the middle of the weaving. For Juhla Mokka bags, this will not work if the goal is a black and white triangle. There would be one red spot on the edge of the triangle. As a solution to this problem, coffee bag strips have been chosen instead, which are almost completely black and thus well suited for weaving a black triangle. After all, that triangle doesn’t show much under the flap of the envelope and brings even a nice detail as a black stripe to the edge of the flap.

The corner pieces from Juhla Mokka bags can be woven in black and white and two corners are needed for this envelope. The pieces are connected in the usual way with a gift string. The edge of the envelope flap is finished with black cord, which is also threaded through the long edge of the triangle. This prevents the edge from coming loose.

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A magnetic clip has been added to the flap to close the envelope. The half of the magnetic clip on the flap is attached through the innermost strip, so that the fastener is not visible outside the flap. Holes for magnets can be easily made with sharp-edged scissors, as long as they do not become too large.

kulta katriina basket

Remaining from the previous Kulta Katriina traditional woven basket, the lower parts of the bags remained, resulting in a basket of eight square and four corner pieces. The strips used are cut from the part where the front of the coffee pack has a gold-colored pattern and the sides are black. A total of 132 strips went to make the basket.

The patterns are arranged in a woven square in the shape of a cross and in the corner piece respectively, but on three smaller sides.

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The pieces were joined with a gift string and the top of the basket was finished with black anorak cord. The size of the finished basket is approx. 22,5 x 30 x 15 cm.

three kulta katriina bags

The most popular of the Kulta Katriina coffees seems to be traditional, organic and dark roasting. Or at least those bags have accumulated the most in my coffee bag stash. There were a total of 168 of these bags and turned into three unique coffee bag bags.

Three 6,8 cm strips have been cut from each coffee bag: a black strip at the top, a strip with the text Kulta Katriina in the middle and a strip with a coffee berry pattern at the bottom. Each of the three bags is woven from strips cut from the same places in the coffee bags, i.e. the first of the bag is black, the second is a black bag decorated with white Kulta Katriina text and the third is a colorful coffee berry pattern on a black background.

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The colorful bag was designed so that the green organic coffee bags with the coffee berry pattern show the balls, ie the coffee berries and the leaves from the traditional (gold) and dark roast (red). The patterns are composed to form different sized areas of each different color. The design of the pattern was made in advance by computer drawing, which made it easier to weave and the pattern became exactly as desired.

The woven squares were connected with a gift string, anorak cords was threaded on the upper edges of the bags and a 2 cm wide ribbon is used as the carrying straps.

yellow and black coffee bag basket

In the traditional Kulta Katriina coffee bag runs in the middle of the bag horizontally a yellow stripe on a black background. This stripe formed a pattern for this coffee bag basket.

The basket consists of five woven squares, four corner pieces and four triangles. One of the squares is at the bottom of the basket and the other four are on the sides of the basket. The corners form the corners of the basket. The triangles form the top of the basket. The pieces are connected with a gift string and the gift string has also been threaded to the top of the basket to reinforce the oblique edge of the triangles.

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