Step 6: Assembly Part 2: Woven Sheet
Grab yourself a 15.5" long strip and a 36" long strip. Throughout the rest of this stage and pretty much the rest of the Instructable you will be using literally 1000+ pieces of tape that are about 1" x .5"! (lets call these small pieces of tape tacks) (Pic 1)
**Note: MAKE SURE from here on out, all the strips of tape have the exposed folded edge all facing the same side! this will make a cleaner looking finished product. Also I will be describing in generality for the pattern. But if you care to repeat it (even with different colors, the pattern will go (length wise from top to bottom) 6 white, 3 orange, 6 white, 3 orange, 3 white, 6 black, 3 white, 3 orange, 6 white, 3 orange, 6 white.
1) At the end of the 36" long strip, tape half of of the tack to it. Align the long strip perpendicular to the 15.25" strip. Fold the other half of the tack underneath the 15.25" strip. (Pic 2)
2) Repeat step one directly next to the first 36" strip, making sure that the long strips are touching edge to edge. But this time put the long strip under the 15.25" strip and fold the tack over instead of under. (Pic 2)
3) Repeat step 1-2 until you have the 1st seven columns of 36" strips taped.
4) For the 8th column of long strips, grab one of the two 60" long strips. Measure 17.25" from the tape end down on the 7th column strip and note where the mark is. This is where the end of the 60 strip should start. Following the over under pattern, tack the 8th column to the 15.25" strip and gentle lay the excess strip to the side.
5) Using the 36" strips again, repeat steps 1-2 again until you have 6 more columns applied.
6) For the 15th column, grab the other end of the 60" strip and measure out 17.25" like you did in step 4. tack the handle in place (still using the over / under weaving pattern).
**Note: make sure the strip isn't twisted up and that the folded exposed edge of the strip curves around so it's the underside of the strap.
7) Using the 36" strips again, repeat steps 1-2 again until you have 7 more columns applied. This should bring you to the end of the 15.25" strip. Tack the ends down and if a slight bit of strip overhangs past the last 36" strip, trim it off (It's why we mad it a touch longer). (Pic 3)
8) Grab your next 15.25" strip, and as stated... start weaving. over and under opposite to the previous row. I find it easier to tuck the row under one column at a time.
**Note: MAKE SURE you pull the rows together as tight as you can without bending or creasing the two of them WHILE simultaneously keeping the columns straight and as tight to gether as you can without bending or creasing them. A nice tight weave!
9) Repeat step 8 for the next 8 rows (9 in total). (Pic 4-9)
10) Set aside for a bit, now were going to get a little more creative!