Category Archives: paper folding

Twenty-twenty Hindsight

I have been working on a new piece this week. In fact, nine new, similar, but not quite identical, pieces. I covered nine 6.35 cm (2.5 in) wooden blocks with three different Japanese papers purchased from The Paper Place in … Continue reading

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Memory Bank

I spent the week folding paper and assembling the five cubes for the work tentatively named Memory Bank. The cubes will be displayed as a group, but also work individually.

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Friday Night Flicks: Ghostly International presents Matthew Shlian

This week’s paper engineer, Matt Shlian, produces more abstract forms than Benja Harney who was featured last week. From the text on Vimeo: Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: How to Make a Record-Setting Paper Plane

Tonight’s flick has been on Colossal, and has been viewed more than 230,000 times since March 3, 2020 so there’s a good chance you have already seen it. Just in case you missed it, here it is. The video shows … Continue reading

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How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

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Déja vu all over again

By early afternoon yesterday, my work bench was looking hauntingly familiar. I have started folding the backing panels for a second wall piece using the same Shrigley binding variant as I used for G is for Geography. G for Geography … Continue reading

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A Bit of Progress

I have been easing back into working on pieces for Square Dance — my upcoming (September) solo exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. G is for Geography has remained on my worktable since late November, while I worked on … Continue reading

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The Frank Fold: a reduced version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold, with an optional cover

As promised last week, here is a slightly simplified version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold from The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol. I call it the Frank Fold, since Frank is a slightly reduced version … Continue reading

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A Test Model from The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol

Well, two test models in fact. I received a copy of The Art of the Fold from David for Christmas and thought I should try something from it before I am once again buried in preparations for my solo exhibition, … Continue reading

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Party Hats for New Year’s Eve

I promise to return to more bookish posts in the New Year, but I couldn’t resist one last paper folding project for 2019. This fold is made from a rectangle so it didn’t fit the theme of the Advent Calendar, … Continue reading

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