Friday, June 12, 2009

It's so simple. You won't need instructions!

"It's so simple. You won't need instructions." With words such as these I was handed a Christmas Star made from cane. The idea was that I make many such stars and have them for sale on my etsy site and locally too.

Today I began to copy the model and began my first star. I measured one of the 28 pieces of cane that make the star, and cut 28 pieces of flat cane to that length. I wove two sides for the star, weaving a seven by seven interlocking central square for each. I placed one side on top of the other at a 45 degree angle. I then began to "Crazy Glue" segments together.

It was after I had glued the points together for the eight segments of the star (24 ends) that I realized the pieces had to be of differing lengths. Back to the design board.

I will try again on Monday. Trays are so much easier.

1 comment:

  1. uhm...yeah....better you than me is all I can think! Best of luck!