I have not woven flat pieces as you are going to do, but I have done
a lot of viking weave chains. Once I used square wire, and didn’t get
very far. It’s a sample of “what not to do” efforts.The edges bind
with each other as opposed to sliding past that wire allows.
(Although with viking weave, there’s the geometry issue with square
wiRe: the length from corner to corner being greater than the edge to
I’m not familiar with your weaving process, how much of it involves
threading the metal through openings. If your weave requires a lot
of this, then go with flattened wire - I think the rounded edges will
help. But if it’s all just laid over-and-under, then strips of sheet
may make a better finished product…and the friction of the edges
may actually help keep the item together while you are weaving it.
Let us know how it comes out.