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by Nick
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: History
Topic: very early advanced folding!
Replies: 7
Views: 6514

very early advanced folding!

Joan has found this example of Zhen Xian Bao by a Chinese man living in Paris in the 1860s - quite beautiful! And what is more astounding is that it is made from a *single* *uncut" sheet of paper!!
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by Nick
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: folded letter
Replies: 2
Views: 3861

Re: folded letter

off course, it's just torn along the edges ;)

Doh!
by Nick
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Envelope folding
Topic: folded letter
Replies: 2
Views: 3861

folded letter

This is from pinterest with the text Puzzle Purse Valentine Card, England, 1790. Message shown around edge when card is folded to show central red heart: 'My Dear the heart which you behold/ Will break when you the same unfold/ Even so my heart with love sick pain/ Sure wounded is and breaks in twai...
by Nick
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Badalona cnnference
Replies: 0
Views: 2659

Badalona cnnference

A super weekend - some videos can be seen here

http://www.foldingdidactics.com/gallery-2/videos/
by Nick
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Random posts
Topic: new didactics site
Replies: 0
Views: 2644

new didactics site

After a long discussion in Badalona, Joan and I have decided to set up a new site where we can draw together the different didactic sites. I've made a start, but would welcome any thoughts and especially, someone with good knowledge of wordpress to help develop and maintain the site. http://www.fold...
by Nick
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Complete Pleats: Paul Jackson
Replies: 0
Views: 3139

Complete Pleats: Paul Jackson

This is an amazing book - Complete Pleats: Pleating Techniques for Fashion, Architecture and Design
By Paul Jackson

http://www.nickrobinson.info/origami/wp ... l-jackson/
by Nick
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Sheffield conference
Topic: Event schedule - for discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 2553

Event schedule - for discussion

Here is my basic plan for the day - any suggestions? 10:00 Introduction Meet the students, plan the day 10:20 The basics How to interpret folding instructions from a book or diagram. Origami can be taught by a tutor, but giving students the ability to follow origami instructions (known as “diagrams”...
by Nick
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Napkin folding
Topic: Joan's book
Replies: 10
Views: 8583

Re: Joan's book

Laura Rozenberg wrote:Maybe it's time to bang the pans for the Joan Sallas Gefaltete Schönheit English translation. I heard there is one in the making...
There's one that is all but complete Laura. We're just finalising the cover, then it can be printed. How we sell the book is still to be arranged.
by Nick
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Sheffield conference
Topic: finally - an event
Replies: 0
Views: 2310

finally - an event

After much planning and prevarication, there is a Didcatics event in Sheffield It is aimed at teachers, playworkers and any other volunteers or professionals who may wish to use origami in their work. It's non-profit-making and designed for beginners, showing them how to learn and deliver the subjec...
by Nick
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Children
Topic: The benefits of origami?
Replies: 0
Views: 3282

The benefits of origami?

I've been asked by a teacher what the benefits of origami might be. I said Origami is an intensely popular and stimulating activity for children - I have taught in dozens of local schools over the years and it has always been a great success. It aids concentration, creativity, dexterity, sharing and...