Friday, August 17, 2012

Woven Paper Onion Dome by PaperMatrix

A couple of years ago I featured the woven hearts of PaperMatrix and recently returned to the site to see what's new. Lots! I especially admired the spheres created by the site's owners, Lene (a chemical engineer) and Anna Schepper (an architect) in Denmark... there are colorful paper balloons and this amazing onion dome box.

Woven Paper Onion Dome

It's not surprising that the written directions are challenging, but Lene and Anna launched a helpful YouTube channel just last month and have already posted several videos... now we can follow along to see exactly how the spheres are woven. PDF templates are provided for hand or machine cutting.

Facebook Finds this past week:

Origami boat place cards
Postage stamp from paper sculpture
Paper dresses on display in D.C.
Classy barnacles
Paper string from newsprint, mags, and even tp
Giant-size, crumpled "paper"

Have yourself a lovely summer (or winter) weekend. It won't be long until the seasons change - time is flying as usual!


  1. These are fabulous. But looks like we have to keep track of lot of paper strips to weave this one.And how amazing is the giant crumpled paper!!!.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you for coming by (willowday) Your site speaks to my heart! It's just beautiful. I look forward to returning many times.

  4. Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the onion dome. Suganthi, I know what you mean, many strips! Willowday, thanks so much, I felt the same way upon seeing yours.

  5. Wow those are really amazing looking!

  6. that would make an awesome punkin for Halloween!

  7. i have yet to try one of their patterns...I think a nice big block of time would be required lol!!! But they are so beautiful!!!


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