Card design by Jessica Knickman
Craft your special Valentine a handmade card this year with this simply-woven card. The effect is lovely—and the technique is easy: just draw the design on the wrong side of the front of the card, cut slits in the card, weave across with paper, and back with a like color. Using good quality cards will contribute to the elegance of your greeting.
Materials: 4 ½” x 6” (11. 5 x 15 cm) white note card with beveled edge. Thin off-white paper, stiff white paper for backing, glue stick.
Equipment: Exacto knife, cutting mat, straight edge, ruler, pencil.
Resources: Paper, card and stationary stores.
Step 1. Draw the design on the wrong side of the card front. Measure and mark alternately 1/16” (2 mm) and 3/16” (6 mm) across the image to be woven.
Step 2. Cut out the 1/16” (2 mm) space completely.
Step 3. Cut ¼” (6 mm) paper strips.
Step 4. Weave them across, leaving about 1/16” (2 mm) space in between each row.
Step 5. Secure the weaving by gluing down the ends of the woven paper ends with a glue stick. Cut a piece of paper to match the card and glue it to the back to cover the raw edges of your weaving.
This project appears in Jane Patrick’s book Time to Weave, which is currently available as an e-book. This book is out-of-print, though we have limited copies here in our Schacht offices.
Make up your own design and share it with us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #schachtspindle.