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Friday Night Flicks: To Fold Paper

Today’s flick is another look at origami, this time from the perspective of master folder Quentin Trollip. The works Trollip produces go beyond the average geometric abstractions of animal forms that occur in many origami folds, with the addition of … Continue reading

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A Mini Star Book Workshop

I had planned to get several things done this week, but I ended up spending a big chunk of time preparing for the star book workshop that I led yesterday. We made the traditional star book and two variations.

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Post #401 and a Valentine Love Note

Friday’s post was #400. Who would have thought I would keep it up this long?! In celebration, here’s an early Valentine. The Advent stars didn’t give people much lead time, so I thought posting this a month ahead would be … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2017

The holiday season tends to throw one’s regular schedule off track (especially if one writes 25 posts in a month) but I have been trying to get things a bit closer to normal. I have been occupied this week with … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-four and a money star

It’s the last minute and you are resorting to giving someone cash or a gift card for Christmas. (I understand that many adolescents actually prefer a prepaid credit card as a present.) There is a star you can fold out … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Eighteen and a star kusudama

Those of you who loved yesterday’s stars will be delighted with today’s post. Those who were overwhelmed yesterday should go back through previous posts to find something more personally satisfactory. OK, I got a little hooked by the locking parts … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Seventeen and an easy modular star

The window stars I showed you three days ago were modular, but flat and held together with glue. Today’s modular star is three dimensional and made of eight interconnecting units that hold together mechanically. Instructions for this star can be … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Two and an elegant origami star

The folding pattern for this origami star was designed by Shuzo Fujimoto in the 1970s, but I only discovered it a few years ago after finding an image on Pinterest. I saved the image to my collection of stars and … Continue reading

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Making A Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Postscript —The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold and the Byopia Press Belt Fold

The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold has been used by a number of people as the closure for their Chinese Thread Books. Here’s one by Elissa Campbell. (You can read more about Elissa’s versions here.) The belt closure is suitable for … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Five or A Personal Conclusion

When I began all this —the trip down an internet wormhole chasing a particular origami folding pattern— I had no idea where it would all lead. The hunt for that set of instructions led me to an enormous trove of … Continue reading

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