Tuesday, December 9, 2008
ORIGAMI WEAVING: PART 3
The weaving continues.
There have been several challenges.
The first concerned where to store the increasingly large piece. This was solved by pegging it to my kitchen wall spice rack.
The second has been the difficulties arising from trying to ease the locking diamonds into the horizontal slits on the back of the work. There have been a couple of paper tears, fortunately hidden under the strips. I need a better method of gently separating the slits than a chopstick. I tried toothpicks, but these tend to poke holes in the paper. My pliers are too big. I think I will try tweezers tomorrow.
A design improvement might be to add paper at the sides of the strips so that I can have a double hem on the back slot. There is a lot of tension on that central slot on the back of the work.
My concern over adding extra paper is that the result will increase the thickness of the paper strips too much. I will try out the idea using thinner paper on the next model and see how it works out.
I am starting to consider how I might edge the model when it is completed. It looks a little bit untidy around the edges for my liking. I haven't solved this one yet.
The result so far.
BTW, these are the real colors. They are looking better as my influenza improves :-)