Last week I ran my Triaxial Weaving Crafty Monkies workshop.
I demonstrated how to create the simple ‘over 1 under 1’ basket weave and the Houndstooth Basket weave variation. Both of these techniques involve weaving strips on 2 axis (vertical and horizontal). Here are some examples:
Then we moved on to making a Triaxial Woven Panel. Triaxial means ‘3 axis’ – 1 horizontal and 2 opposite 30 degree axis’.
Depending on the ‘over / under’ sequence you can achieve different effects with a triaxial weave. I was teaching the ‘tumbling blocks’ triaxial design.
For weaving you can use a really large safety/nappy pin, however this particular weave is made a little easier by using a Wefty Weaving Needle.
By the end of the workshop, folks had completed (or almost completed) a large triaxial woven panel, which they could then turn into another project e.g. handbag, cushion, wallhanging etc.
One way to transform your panel is by turning it into a cute storage basket!
And I’m pleased to say that the comprehensive pattern for making my woven basket is now available here!
This pattern will take you step by step through …
*preparing your foundation layer (flex foam/bosal/foam board + fusible interfacing)
*making a triaxial woven panel 20″ x 16″
*pressing and stabilising the woven panel from the foundation layer
*transforming the panel into a 3d basket
These little baskets are perfect for keeping a knitting or crochet project handy, storing nappies, toiletries or toys, keeping your current reading material at hand or gifting with goodies to a good friend!
Even if you don’t want to turn your woven panel into a basket, the pattern has step by step instructions and photos on triaxial weaving! So if you’ve always wanted to have a go but were too afraid to try, then here’s a safe way to learn with our pattern, in the comfort of your home!