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    I've always enjoyed the odd bit of paper-folding but it never occurred to me that it could become this obsessive or useful!
    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/r...w_origami.html
    If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

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    • #3
      That's incredible - did you follow the links to his website to download the treemaker prog?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
        That's incredible - did you follow the links to his website to download the treemaker prog?
        Now we can all make our fortunes designing things like pocket picnic tables!

        I'm going to try a couple of his simpler crease patterns from here:
        http://www.langorigami.com/art/creas...epatterns.php4
        and then try and make a Wolf and a Crow (my boys names) using the tree prog, when I know I'll have the time (I'm in danger of freaking out at the size of my 'to do' list at the moment)!

        I love it when great achievements (like putting huge lenses in space) are possible because of work done for hobbies!
        If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

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        • #5
          I'm not so sure it should be called 'folding' any more: it's much more like teasing, or persuading!
          I started with what looked like the simplest pattern:
          http://www.langorigami.com/art/galle...l_tessellation
          and it took a whole hour just to crease the folds (I noticed that he's using some kind of laser to crease things)...



          Then it took another whole hour to persuade the thing into the simple shape it was supposed to go into!



          Now I just have to put some seed pattern in the middle and make it look floral and it can get stuck on a Christmas Present This particular pattern actually looks better when it's not flat: it makes a nice bowl shape. I just used ordinary printer paper, and that seemed fine.

          I was going to try something more challenging, but my big Christmas bead-work kit has arrived I may be some time...
          If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

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          • #6
            Great link! Those bugs look real - too real in fact, they gave me the creeps. I like your pond lily (?) it certainly looks like one, and it seems a shame to put it on a parcel that will be ripped to shreds!
            Gail x

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            • #7
              The origami was great but I then watched the Johnny Lee talk afterwards which showed how to turn your Wii remote into an interactive whiteboard. Fantastic!!
              Ashbee


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              • #8
                Now I just have to put some seed pattern in the middle and make it look floral and it can get stuck on a Christmas Present This particular pattern actually looks better when it's not flat: it makes a nice bowl shape. I just used ordinary printer paper, and that seemed fine.
                That is effective!!

                Did you take an oval from A4 and what was the finished size please?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ElaineJ View Post
                  That is effective!!

                  Did you take an oval from A4 and what was the finished size please?
                  The crease pattern is a .PDF file that scales to fit the paper, so I just printed to A4 and cut out the outline.

                  The flat finished shape is 6 inches by 5.5 inches (153x135mm).
                  That leaves an internal oval that I think I'll write in which is 40x30mm.

                  I'm not convinced it's impressive enough to justify the time it took, though... I got my boys to colour it in and it looks like a simple rosette, we'll use it as a Christmas label for a present for their granny who loves doing crafty things:



                  I'll try another of the more vase-like shapes; now that I've done one, they look simpler and end up being 3D which may be a more satisfying result...
                  If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

                  http://mines.lumpylumpy.com/Electron...xNet/index.php

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                  • #10
                    My brother is in the British Origami Society and I'm always amazed at what he can make. The geometric intricate stuff is quite amazing.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nettie View Post
                      My brother is in the British Origami Society and I'm always amazed at what he can make. The geometric intricate stuff is quite amazing.
                      I'm intrigued about what happens to the things origami folk make: do they sell them, or have huge collections or just throw them away and move on? I tend to do the latter which seems to upset people, but I don't like hoarding!
                      If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RhinosoRoss View Post
                        I'm intrigued about what happens to the things origami folk make: do they sell them, or have huge collections or just throw them away and move on? I tend to do the latter which seems to upset people, but I don't like hoarding!
                        I nearly set up an origami business a short while ago but I stopped when the credit crunch struck. I was worried that the company would fold.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
                          I nearly set up an origami business a short while ago but I stopped when the credit crunch struck. I was worried that the company would fold.


                          <I'm sorry, I could not resist...>
                          LOL - not sure pyro and origami is a good mix anyway!
                          If I ever make anything good enough to sell, I'll want to keep it!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RhinosoRoss View Post
                            LOL - not sure pyro and origami is a good mix anyway!
                            Ooooh, you've tempted me now... haven't tried pyrography on paper yet. Get ready to call the fire brigade on my behalf...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
                              I nearly set up an origami business a short while ago but I stopped when the credit crunch struck. I was worried that the company would fold.


                              <I'm sorry, I could not resist...>
                              ROFL!!
                              Gail x

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