The end result reminded me of old-fashioned white wicker baby bassinets, so I put the panel under a Regal teddy bear cut-out to make an interesting base for a baby card
I soon worked out that the easiest way to do this was to anchor one row of strips with double sided tape on one side of the aperture of the card with a small space between each piece. Then run another row of tape at right angles and anchor each of the subsequent strips (running the other way) as I went, leaving the ends of each unanchored until the weaving was completed to make it easy to adjust . When everything is neatly in place, run normal tape around all the edges to secure (It will be hidden under the third panel of the card.)
I will probably add a bow to the teddy's neck and an appropriate greeting to complete the card, and for the time being, the the little white strips have saved themselves from a second trip to the rubbish.
|WOVEN TEDDY BEAR|