SQUAREMILL WEAVING

This weaving technique combines square weaving and windmill weaving. Squares are woven from the strips of coffee bags, where the ends of the strips form branches at the edges of the square. The squares are joined together while weaving or only afterwards, depending on the technique used. Two different strip width weaving methods and their applications are described below.

WIDTH OF BAG DIVIDED BY EIGHT

The woven squares are half the width of a regular woven square. The length left over of the strips is immersed in the adjacent square. Thus, the squares are always woven next to each other, so that they no longer have to be sewn together like in square weaving. Thus, the finished basket contains only one material and no separate yarns or strings are needed. Finally, the strips remain on the edge of the woven basket to cover, but they can be deduced, for example, by hiding them inside the basket. Even cooler ways are sure to be found, but this method does not require gluing or sewing.

The width of the strips is slightly wider than in an 8×8 square weaving, i.e., 8 strips woven in parallel. This is because there is no need to leave extra weaving space for the hinges, but only what is needed for weaving or folding inaccuracy. The strip width in this 15,3 cm wide Presidentti coffee bag is 5,4 cm. When designing the pattern, notice that both ends of the strip remain visible in the same way as in windmill weaving. In addition, the strip is covered in the length of two square areas in the middle.

You can view all squaremill weaving videos with the width of bag divided by eight from ruutupunontaa YouTube channel on the embedded video playlist below.

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WIDTH OF BAG DIVIDED BY SIX

If you want to use wider strips for squaremill weaving, the weaving technique is a little different. The width of the strip is 7,2 cm from the coffee bags 15,2 cm wide, which when folded is about 2,4 cm wide. At these dimensions, the strips form a vigorous weave when the width does not have to take into account the space required for hinges in other weaving techniques. The squares are woven with eight strips and the links at the edges are two strips long. Finally, the squares are joined by threading two strips between the two squares, the ends of which are either woven together or inferred to the wrong side, forming larger openings in the weave. In the videos you can see how the square is woven and how the squares are joined. The squares can be combined in two different ways, which will eventually form two distinctly different surface.

You can view all squaremill weaving videos with the width of bag divided by six from ruutupunontaa YouTube channel on the embedded video playlist below.

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