combination of different size bags

Square weaving can be used not only for squares but also for weaving other rectangles. In square weaving, the length of the side of the woven square is determined by the width of the material used (in coffee bag weaving, the coffee bag). If two bags of different widths are combined in the same square, then the width and height of the square will be of different dimensions. In this project, you can see how two different bags can be combined in the same basket.

The basket consists of two squares and three other rectangles. Juhla Mokka 500 g and 100 g coffee bags from 2004 have been used as material. The width of the larger one is a good 15 cm and the smaller one is about 12 cm. The width of the strips to be cut is determined by folding the paper, and the same instruction applies to most coffee bags of different widths. However, you must always take into account the number of strips to be woven, the width and hardness of the material used, and your own folding style (with smaller folds, the strips remain wider). The basket took 6×3=18 large coffee bags and 8×3+12×2=48 small bags. The strips have been cut 1/bag, but you can of course get more strips from one coffee bag, if it fits your pattern plan.

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The size of the finished basket is approximately 12 x 12 x 15 cm.

gold and silver coffee bag weaving

Suorakulmion muotoinen ruutupunonnalla valmistettu ruutu Presidentti ja Kulta Mokka kahvipusseista.

Less often, non-square shapes are made with square weaving, but once I got excited to try combining bags of different sizes, I could’t leave in one square. This rectangle combines the Kulta Mokka bags and the silver inner layer of the Presidentti bags. The Kulta Mokka bags have been cut to a width of 6.8 cm used in 6×6 squares and a new width of 8.1 cm has been calculated for the Presidentti bags.

I decided to use these rectangle pieces to make a basket where the shorter side of the rectangle becomes the height of the basket. So the bottom square had to be woven from Kulta Mokka bags with the strip width of the Presidentti bags in the side squares. This way the hinges fit together and the bottom square size is correct. I used a silver gift cord to join the squares and finish the top.

Korin kappaleet

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Presidentti ja Kulta Mokka kahvipusseista punottu kori.

This became a nicely bigger basket than, for example, a cube basket made from Presidentti bags alone. The proportions also seem great.