(Formerly Balloon Weaving)
The material here is excerpted from Attack of the 50 Foot Demon, a
CD-ROM by Larry Moss. More information about the CD, including ordering
information is available online.
- What is a balloon fabric? Background information on terms stolen from the fabric industry.
- Making balloon braids A simple beginning.
- 2-D circular fabrics The most common “weaving” technique.
- 3-D shapes based on circular fabrics Modifying what you already know.
- Tubular fabrics A faster technique for very large tubes.
- Criss crossing balloons Another general purpose technique
- Flat objects A special case of circular and spiral techniques.
- Tiling balloons Using hearts for balloon fabrics.
- Stuffing balloons in frameworks An interesting way to create texture quickly.
- Speed techniques
- Making repairs to large sculptures
- Other references
large scale example combining all of the techniques discussed here, and a
few others not yet written up. 15,000 balloons were used in this project.
- Assorted pictures of “woven” balloons
Balloon fabric guide by Larry Moss.
This guide and the support material, including all of the examples found
here and quite a bit more , is available on the CD-ROM, “Attack of the 50
The video clips found on the CD-ROM are
larger and more clear than that found on this site.
For more information about
the CD, check this
Note: Special thanks to Mark Balzer for doing the background research used
in the terms section.
Last modified: 6 July 1999