square weaving applications

juhla vuosi coffee bag basket

After weaving the confetti-patterned bag, there was still some confetti parts left of the coffee bags. In these, however, logos and texts are in the way, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the pattern wouldn’t look great anyway. The width of the cut strips is 6,8 cm.

This basket consists of four squares and four corner pieces. The strips are arranged symmetrically so that the white areas come from the visible parts of the strip to the middle and the angle points outwards from the center of the square. The strips are also arranged in the same way on corner pieces.

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The pieces of the coffee bag basket are connected to each other with a gift cord, which has also been used to cover the seams (instruction on the video above). The top of the basket was left unfinished. The size of the finished basket is about 22,5 x 15 x 15 cm.

baskets with four corner pieces

Four corner pieces form a small square-based basket. The width and depth of the basket are the length of the coffee bag width, height is half of the coffee bag width.

The three corners of the first basket are woven from the silver-colored insides of the Presidentti coffee bags. The fourth corner is woven from Juhla Mokka dark roast from the tops of the coffee bags with a wide black stripe on a brown background and thin metallic red stripes.

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The second basket is woven from 5.1 cm wide Juhla Mokka strips. With these narrower strips, the basket feels a little more upright. The third coffee bag basket is woven from strips of Presidentti bags of different widths. The widths of the strips are 5,1 cm; 6,8 cm and 9 cm. There are three widths in each one of the corner pieces.

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The parts of the baskets are connected by a gift string, which has also been used to finish the top edges of the baskets.

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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blue coffee bag weaving

Saludo kassien tarvikkeet: punotut ruudut, lahjanaru, nyöri ja t-nauha.

Saludo coffee bags are wonderfully blue. Too bad it is drunk so little that blue bags rarely come from coffee bag recyclers. However, I got enough of different Saludo coffee bags to be able to make a completely blue bag and another blue and white bag from the middle of the bags.

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The all-blue bag is woven from 6×6 squares, but in the blue-and-white bag I also had to use narrower strips, so there are also six 6×8 squares among the 6×6 squares. The narrower strips run around the bag in the lower row of squares.

Tekstillisen Saludo kassin ruudut aseteltuna yhdistämistä varten.
Saludo kahvipusseista punottujen ruutujen yhdistäminen kahvipussikassiksi.

The blue bag has a lot of different shades that Saludo bags have had over the years. Some even look black. I always sew the bags in the same way in long pieces so that there is as little to finish at the end as possible. The seams could definitely be combined into even longer sections, but I find it easier to connect the squares in straight lines so there will be less problems with the corners.

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After joining the squares, I threaded an anorak cord into the top of the bag and a 2 cm blue ribbon for carrying handles.

Saludo kahvipusseista valmistetut kahvipussikassit
Saludo korin puolikas

Of the Saludo strips, there were still narrow strips left enough for a small basket. 14 such strips go into a half-basket, ie there are a total of 28 strips in the basket. The strips are 5.1 cm wide. The halves of the basket are made by weaving two corners of the square at one end. Instructions for weaving corners can be found in square weaving applications.

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The two halves of the basket are combined into a high basket, which works well as a pen jar or a toothbrush basket, for example. The same pieces could also have been made into a long low basket by joining them from different edges.

Pieni Saludo kori

zigzag and two triangles on a basket

As a result of a weaving experiment, a small basket was created, in which the bottom consists of a zigzag-woven piece of Juhla Mokka coffee bags and the top of two woven triangles of Presidentti coffee bags. There are square holes left on two sides of the basket. The upper edge of the basket is reinforced with metal wire to keep it in shape. The dimensions of the basket are approx. 11x11x16 cm.

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coffee bag basket with art by Manuela Bosco

The 2021 Juhla Mokka Mother’s Day coffee bags depicted a work of art by Manuela Bosco. Mother’s Day bags have always been on sale for so little time that there is not enough time to collect them for a very big project, and this time the bags became almost the smallest basket that can be made with square weaving. The basket consists of two pieces, each with seven strips 10,2 cm wide. The strips are cut from the bag at slightly different points to make the whole pattern as visible as possible.

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The pieces are connected by a gift string, which has also been used at the top of the basket to prevent the strips from escaping from the edge. You can see the whole process on the next video:

yellow basket from brazil coffee bags

The yellow Paulig Brazil coffee bags make a wonderfully lively yellow material for coffee bag weaving. In this basket, the middle part of the bag is used and the back part of the coffee package containing the black text is visible on the outside of the strips. The basket consists of four squares, three triangles and two corner pieces. This gives flexibility to the shape and size of the basket compared to a basket made from only squares.

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The upper edge of the basket consists of three triangles, the sides and part of the bottom consist of squares. The two corner pieces form the corners of two adjacent sides. The other two corners are formed by the intersection of the angles of the three pieces.

The corner of the basket formed by the corner piece is clearly the nicest looking when viewed close to the corner formed by the seam of the pieces. However, it is impossible to make a basket of this shape so that each corner has its own corner piece, so the different sides of the basket are necessarily different. However, the difference of the sides in the basket doesn’t interfere with use.

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The pieces of the basket are joined using a gift string and the gift string is also threaded to the top of the basket so that the edges of the triangles don’t come loose or loosen. The dimensions of the finished basket are about 21x21x11 cm.