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Friday Night Flicks: Origami Lucky Hearts

Friday Night Flicks are not usually instruction videos, but Valentine’s Day is coming, and this is a little paper folding project that is easy enough for beginners and can be made out of almost nothing.     If you would … Continue reading

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Square Dance is now open

My solo exhibition Square Dance has been installed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery and is now open to the public under current Covid-19 rules.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Nineteen and Masu Box Variations

Although I did not know then that they were called Masu Boxes, I learned to fold these when I was nine. Not liking the creases across the lid left by the traditional folding method, or the uneven thickness in the … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eighteen and Lucky Stars

Chinese Lucky Stars were the reason I started this blog. It was one of the ways I collected wishes for my installation piece The Persistence of Hope. Every Lucky Star I folded for the labyrinth had a hand-written wish on … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Four and my Favourite Origami Star

This one is a straight re-post of my favourite folded star. These make lovely solo decorations, or they can be strung together into garlands. Warning: I found folding these to be a bit addictive. The final tuck, when everything snaps … Continue reading

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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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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Boxing Day and an Index for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019

Day One and How to Make a Square Piece of Paper Day Two and an Origami Bookmark Day Three and a Menko CD Case Day Four and Jam Tarts Day Five and a Modular Star/Wreath Day Six and a Modular … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Twenty-four and Paper Crowns

If you have the kind of festive gathering at which people like to wear paper crowns, you might consider making your own.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Eighteen and an Origami Ornament

You can make one of these paper ornaments from a square of paper, a length of cotton cord, and some wooden beads from a dollar store. (The ornament on the left is sometimes referred to as a “German Bell”.)

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