sphere template

If you are experimenting with sewing in three dimensions sphere’s are a great place to start – a handy foundation shape you can easily modify and play with.  Click the image below to download a pdf template for a three part and four part sphere – I included a large and small for each.

P.S. – you can use these for paper and cardboard construction too. Scroll down for some images of things I’ve made that use a basic sphere shape as starting off point.
ann wood handmade sphere patternsrutabaga



textile art seed pod


  1. maxine lesline

    The eye and the mind find infinite interest in the details of your work…that might be described in simply one word… art. Your creations invoke mental images that linger.. and linger. I like the phrase “imperfect perfection” .. it seems suitable for objects that subtly and stubbornly reveal themselves.. as do yours. Just looking at the pics here is relaxing but engaging.

  2. Fab! Thank you so much for sharing. I’m stuck on how to go about making a seed pods so this is very helpful. I love, love, love your work (still!!!).

  3. thanks for sharing your sphere patterns appreciate it and get to have fun making it 😀

  4. Ann, thank you so much for the sphere templates . I sooo admire your work. I have your little boat pattern . I have it put togeather and now am waiting to get the courage to apply the paper machie part of it. Your ships are so dreamy! I love them. Diane G

  5. I’m from Hungary, and my English is poor.
    Just wanted to thank you for free patterns, and tell you that really like your work.:)
    Yours sincerely: Ursula

  6. Sonya fassih

    I have just happened on your work via the fantastic Mr Finch. Your work is truely magical and has completely inspired me to see again. Thank you so very much.

  7. thank for inspiration AND free patterns. I have bought several from you

  8. Jette Præst

    Thank you for the patterns of bird and champagne, along with your great description. A really good website with good ideas.
    Jette from Denmark

  9. Cate M Wyckoff

    Thank you so much for creating and sharing such wonderful things. It’s a thrilling little vacation for my brain everytime I look at your art.

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