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by davemitchell
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: History
Topic: The Playing Card Monk / Capuchin
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Views: 2575

The Playing Card Monk / Capuchin

Some time ago Edwin Corrie suggested, on another topic, that it would be a good idea to collect together what we know about paperfolding history in one place. The idea didn't meet with any enthusiasm but I thought it was a great idea … so I've had a go at doing it … with a lot of help from other fol...
by davemitchell
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Some Antiquarian Links
Replies: 18
Views: 40604

Re: Some Antiquarian Links

I followed up this link: >Rice, Horace Letter: How to Fold an Easter Lily, St. Nicholas: a monthly magazine for boys and girls, Volume 41, Part 1, April, 1914: 572-73. >(Shows lilies made from a square and from a hexagon -- really vague diagrams.) > And found it mentioned 'Nantu...
by davemitchell
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Friedrich Fröbel
Topic: Models in the Kindergarten Guide
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Views: 13654

Models in the Kindergarten Guide

I have been 'researching' a little more about Froebelian paperfolding recently ... ie I have been seeing what I can find on Google ... and inevitably have ended up with more questions than answers. Koshiro Hatori has written that there are more than 100 paperfolding models in The Kindergarten Guide....
by davemitchell
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Leo Tolstoy's paper cockerels
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Views: 14111

Leo Tolstoy's paper cockerels

So this may be already well known ... but I had come across several references to there being some paper birds in the Vassily Polenov museum near Tula in Russia, one allegedly folded by Tolstoy himself, and I wanted to know if this was true ... so I emailed them. They sent me a photo showing four fl...