A while ago, after experimenting with random weave puzzle balls, I made a multilayered set of random weave spheres in neutral colours.
I then decided to develop this into a multistorey set of three multilayered spheres, but with only three layers each. (Still with me?)
I started with three random weave white paper spheres of different sizes.
Then I created another mould around them and wove another layer on top.
I joined them all together into a single mould.
And then wove around this single mould with black fibre (string and hemp).
Then it was time to remove the moulds! After removal of first mould:
After removing the second layer of moulds:
And finally after removing the innermost moulds:
The spheres in the middle layer touch each other. This was not my original intention, but I found it difficult to weave the joining “necks” narrow enough to prevent it. This means that when you move one sphere, the others move too, which adds an unplanned kinetic touch to the piece!