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Japanese Weaves Using Coins
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1) Each coin is a horizontal ring in the weave. You must drill a hole for every vertical ring that would go through this. So in this example it is four holes, for Japanese 4 in 1. Try to keep the holes at equal distances from each other and the edge of the coin.
2) Now put vertical rings through all the holes you drilled, and that's all there is to it. Remember to keep in mind most any rules that apply to Japanese weaves apply here. (For example if you want to make polygon shapes you need to follow the method of making a Japanese 6-1 pentagon). Differences may come up because these coin sheets can only flex at the points between coins, so it is a bit more stiff than a regular Japanese sheet.
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