triangle piece

colorful coffee bag basket

The previous Paulig city coffee project left me a lot of material and resulted in a multicolored combination of text and patterned strips. I ended up weaving an elongated basket out of them that fits even in a bathroom mirror cabinet that the deeper baskets don’t fit.

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The strips were cut into this basket just from the top of the bags side by side, and the layout takes into account that the Paulig logos and barcodes on the back of the bag do not appear outside the basket. The basket consists of three triangles, two corner pieces and one square. The size of the basket is approx. 10,5 x 21 x 10,5 cm. You can watch the construction of the basket in the video:

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.

large white and black coffee bag basket

These older Juhla Mokka coffee bags are one of my all time favorite, because of the alignment of the white parts of the logos on the bag. In the newer Juhla Mokka bags the logos are not aligned with each other, so it is impossible to weave this type of white and black design. There are 156 strips in the basket that have been cut one/coffee bag. The rest of the coffee bag material is enough for couple of other projects.

This basket consists of nine squares, five triangles and two corner pieces. You can see how the weaving technique of the triangle effects on the design the way that not all the parts of the triangle are white based. Luckily only one little triangle is showing red on each woven triangle so it doesn’t effect the whole design that much.

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The pieces are joined wit 1 cm wide gift string. See the whole making of the basket on the video below:

As you can see there are few red parts on the edge of the basket, but it is quite unnoticeable, because the inside of the basket is the same color.

juhla mokka organic basket

These Juhla Mokka organic coffee bags are narrower than other Juhla Mokka bags, have a matte finish and are incorporated into burlap patterns. So using these with regular Juhla Mokka bags would be a bit challenging, so I made a small basket which consists of 10 coffee bags. The width of the coffee bags is about 14,5 cm and the strips used in the weaving are 6,5 cm wide. The folded strip is thus 1 mm narrower than the usual Juhla Mokka bags when weaving.

This small basket consists of two corner pieces and two triangles. The pattern of the basket are designed so that in addition to the background color / pattern of the coffee bag, golden and black text and a golden coffee cup are visible on the outside. All green, white and logos are omitted from the inside of the basket.

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The four parts of the basket are joined with a gift ribbon and a gift ribbon is also threaded on the top of the basket for reinforcement. The size of the finished basket is about 10 x 10 x 10 cm.

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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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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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.