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3 cool techniques to finish your woven star

3 weaving techniques to finish your 8 pointed star.

 

Our 3 top ways to finish our woven stars. The possibilities are endless!

Ever wondered how people add fancy finishes to their woven star?

Or, maybe you’ve seen a woven star and wondered “how did they do that?”

If you’re a passionate star weaver, you’ll want to learn all the techniques, tips and tricks to weave the most beautiful star your hands ever did make.

And why not, we have a goal of weaving one billion stars, so there’s plenty of opportunities to practice and experiment!

Technique 1: 4 small triangles.

 

Technique number 1: 4 small triangles made from the ends, once your 8 pointed star is complete. Photo: One Billion Stars 2021

Here are our top 3:

Technique 1:

Step 1. Fold your strand away from the star on an angle. Crease into place.

Step 2: Fold along this new fold/line to make a small triangle.

Step 3: Tuck the end back into the pocket above.

Step 4: Repeat this with the remaining 3 strands.

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 1: Fold strand away from the star on an angle

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 2: Fold along this new fold to make a triangle

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 3: Tuck the end back into the purple pocket

Technique 2: 4 large triangles.

 

Technique number 2: 4 large right angle triangles made from the ends, once your 8 pointed star is complete.
Photo: One Billion Stars 2021

Technique 2:

Step 1: Fold a strand up over the pocket above it.

Step 2: Fold the strand on an angle towards the next pocket to make a right angle triangle.

Step 3: Tuck the end into the pocket underneath.

Step 4: Repeat this with the remaining 3 strands.

This is one of my favourites, because you get to mix the colours of your ribbons with each other, giving it a another dimension : )

They even look great when you use four strands of ribbon that are the same colour.

It adds another dimension to your star.

Remember, you can take to your star with a fine tip marker or pens to add patterns and designs to your finished woven star.

 

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 1: Fold strand over pocket above

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 2: Fold strand on an angle

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 3: Tuck the end into the pocket above

Technique 3:

Technique number 3: 4 folds/loops made from the ends, once your 8 pointed star is complete. Photo: One Billion Stars 2021.

Step 1: Take the end of a strand and tuck it back over itself into the same pocket.

Step 2: Depending on how long your strand is, leave it as a folded loop

Step 3: Continue around your star, tucking each strand back into the pocket.

You can also choose to crease the fold of the ribbon when folding it back into itself. That makes a cool effect as well.

There are lots of ways to finish to your star. If you’re weaving in a group and you finish ahead of others, why not experiment with folds before making another star. 

You can also have markers available for people to write their names on their stars, or the names of loved ones or messages of hope and kindness.

Some people have written names and messages like “Everyone is Welcome” or ”We can make a difference.” Some have even drawn beautiful patterns on their stars.

We’d love to see how you finish your woven stars. Tag us on instagram or facebook

Happy Star Weaving!

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 1: Take end and tuck into pocket above

3 ways to finish your woven star

Step 2: Continue around your star tucking in each end