Paper Weaving

Have you ever tried paper weaving? That is, weaving with strips of paper… No loom needed. It is super fun

Paper weaving made by iHanna, aka Hanna Andersson, Sweden

I have made a few little paper weavings lately. Just experimenting with strips of paper.; over, under, over, under…

First I created a small gray table cloth from strips of wall paper and now this little weave that I glued into my Colour Study Sketchbook. I created it with brayer painted water colour paper that has been laying around here since that experiment…

Weave of paper by iHanna

I like the look of papers together like this, it creates pattern, texture and interest very easily. Well just any kind of bits of painted paper fascinates me. I guess that’s why I love making collages. Combining different papers together and see how they work together.

Painted scraps in a row by iHanna

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17 Responses to Paper Weaving

  1. April Cole says:

    Love this!
    I’ve used this technique with my art students.
    I kept all the painted paper that I used to cover tables with, at the end of the 8 week workshop… we would create these paper weaves.
    Thank you for sharing this project.
    I think I’ll add one to my art journal as well :]

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nice!
    I used to make cards for Christmast weaving wrapping paper, had forgotten all about it – thank you for reminding! This years cards…
    :-)

  3. K Hutchinson says:

    This paper weaving is so yummy! It is so fun to do :) Great way to use up them scraps too!

  4. PetraMaria says:

    Hej!
    Har just startat en blogg om min kreativa vardag, mitt senaste inl?gg handlar om Art Journals. Jag har l?nkat till din sida f?r att visa vad det d?r. Har sj?lv b?rjat nosa lite p? omr?det.

    Kika g?rna in
    PetraMaria :)

  5. Kathleen says:

    What fun! It really is all about creating unique textures, isn’t it. When you add the wonderful colors, you’ve made fabulous art. Thanks for sharing your play time!

  6. Sara says:

    I just bought a brayer! Can’t wait to try it out tomorrow, and I think I’m going to use this post (and daisy yellow’s that you link to) as my inspiration :)

  7. anna k. says:

    Vad kul att du kikade in hos oss idag! Jag blev ?nnu gladare n?r du p?minde mig om det h?r pysslet, jeeezus, har jag fl?tat mycket papper i mina dar! N?ja, det var minst 25 ?r sen sist dock :)

  8. Emma says:

    Hi Hanna!

    I just discovered your blog, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Your art journaling is really inspiring, and I love how everything you create is beautiful, colorful, and unique all at once. I’ll definitely keep reading your blog, and maybe someday I’ll even try art journaling myself! Thanks for being such an inspiration. :)

    ~Emma

  9. Emma says:

    Hi Hanna!

    I just discovered your blog, and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. Your art journaling is really inspiring, and I love how everything you create is beautiful, colorful, and unique all at once. I’ll definitely keep reading your blog, and maybe someday I’ll even try art journaling myself! Thanks for being such an inspiration. :)

    ~Emma

  10. Annette says:

    Hi Hanna,
    This is so ironic because after I saw you on Blazer I signed up right away to your blog newsletter…and on Sunday I started working on a paper weave of my own. When I saw yours this morning – I thought wow! Just when you need help – it come to you unexpectedly. What I wanted advise with was…I was using a magazine and cutting my pictures in 1 inch strips and weaved them together to try it out, but then when it came to gluing them it was a whole other challenge. The glue makes the magazine paper wet and not easy to work with and it was challenging putting them down and then putting your next piece in place. Do you have any tips? Looking forward to hearing any help you can offer.

  11. laurie b says:

    i love the explosion of color here! i must try this in my own journal.

  12. Arielle says:

    Love all the bright colors, Hanna! They make me smile! I think I may have to try this idea on a slightly smaller scale to make some greeting cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Chris says:

    okay, now I’m putting this on my list. ‘take all skinny paper scraps and weave them into a new work’

    thank you.

  14. Lina says:

    ?h s? fint! f?r lust att k?nna p? dem, strukturen ?r s? h?rlig. finns tapetduken n?nstans att se? jag blev nyfiken…

  15. iHanna says:

    Thanks for your comments!

    Lina, tack, det blir cool struktur n?r man m?lar med roller. tapetduken ?r en liten gr? sak men ganska s?t, har inte fotat den men ska kolla om jag hittar den i n?n l?da. :-)

  16. Sister Diane says:

    What a fun way to play with colors! I love how the weaving looks. Makes me want to turn it into a journal cover or placemats or something.

  17. Carol says:

    Tried paper weaving today in art class. It was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to try it again and be more creative with other subjects. Instructor has beautiful samples.

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