Help! I need advise on my Danish papercord weave.
I am currently working on a smoked oak bench with a danish papercord weaved seat. And I am having some difficulties. I am making the horizontal lining in my weave, one of the last staps of weaving the seat. And I can’t get it to close lines. The cord seems to be quite tense. Normally you’ll be able to shove the cords towards eachother and close the gaps inbetween. I was making the first couple of rows and there is a lot of tension in the pattern, making it impossible for now to close. I’ve stopped my work for now, but does anyone know the reason it doesn’t seem to close properly? Does it get easier to move the cord if you get halfway the bench? Or did I messed it up?
The vertical double rows are tight, but not to tight. I have fitted a piece of wood between the stretchers to keep them in place, so they don’t get bended by the force of the papercord. The interval in my pattern is two vertical double rows, three rows around the stretcher etc. etc. Is there a change this is to tight?
Anyways, If anyone recognizes the problem, it will help me enormously!
All of you, thank you for your time!