I'm sure everyone is familiar with basic paper weaving, going under and over, under and over, and so on. For Danish Hearts we weave inside and outside, inside and outside, and so on.
For the smaller, basic heart
1. Cut 2 rectangles approx 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches out of 2 different papers (can be plain, but look extra pretty with small printed designs).
2. fold them in half
3. At the open end, cut a semi circle
4. Starting at the folded edge cut a slit in the centre to just before the middle of the curved ends
For my example I have a beige paper (calling this A) and a red patterned paper (calling this B)
5. tuck the first leg of A into the first leg of B, push all the way through
6. tuck the end of B's first leg into the 2nd leg of A.
7. tuck leg 2 of B into leg 1 of A
8. tuck the end of A's leg 2 into the end of B's leg 2.
9. adjust to flatten the shape
10. The heart can be used as a pocket, or stuck together at the opening.
For a 3 Legged Heart
1. Cut 2 rectangles approx 6 x 2 inches out of 2 different papers.
2. prepare as for the smaller heart, but this time cut 2 slits
3. weave the legs in and out following the photos below.
Have fun, and when you got the hang of it try experimenting with smaller pieces of paper to make small hearts.
Also if you are feeling adventurous you can make bigger hearts with 4, 5 and even more legs.
Blessings to you all from Angela.