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How to weave fish from reused paper / straw / ribbon.

by Jam
How to weave fish from dried palm fronds, coconut leaves, reused paper , plastic strap, straw or ribbon from gifts .
You can use old magazine pages or ribbon from gifts, too. 
Cut your paper to two strips 50 inches long and from 5 to 1 inch wide.
(Width* 50 = Length )

Reuse two strips of the plastic strapping that holds boxes.

 
 Forming the first piece into a spiral.
Take the second piece of plastic strap 
and lay into the first (left ->right)
 under and over as shown..
Take the second strap back and weave over #2, under#1
(Front) weave A. over #1, under #2

Take the left strip back, pass over #1 loop and pass into #2 loop.
Gently pull each strip to tighten the weave.
You can trim the tail and fins with scissors 
and you're done now.
looks like the design originated in Thailand
with fish woven from coconut or palm leaves.
(not too difficult)

You can also see the beautiful and naturally weaven cyprinidae fish, the owner bought from Chatuchak Market, in Bangkok Thailand. (Many various crafts from dried palm fronds there)

D .   I .   Y .  Done ! It 's Yours !  HOW TO CRAFTS RECLYCLE REUSE REDUCE <br>BOTTLE PLALSTIC MILK CARTON PAPER ROLL etc.

2 comment:

Thelma Bowman said...

People usually use plastic strapping as packaging ropes, especially when it comes to lightweight boxes. That's why I find it fascinating to see plastic straps being repurposed. It's great because people -- children in particular -- will enhance their creative skills through this. Also, it seems easy to do, so they would love to try it. And their outputs can be used as decorative pieces as well.

Anonymous said...

Appreciate your instructions. It is not easy following them, but I think I just about have it figured out!

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