About Gathering Folds
All products and patterns are original works by Madonna Yoder. She has been folding origami since 2005 and smocking since 2018. Madonna started making her own tessellation patterns in 2018 after taking a Geometric Folding Algorithms class during her final semester at MIT and presenting her class project at the 7th international conference on origami in science, mathematics, and education (7OSME). After making some smocked pieces for the Museum of Mathematics in NYC for their Math Unfolded exhibit, Madonna decided to go into business bringing these origami and smocking patterns to a wider audience.
Madonna is committed to making the world a better place, and donates a mini suncatcher to Paper for Water for each large piece sold. Read more about her mission for Gathering Folds: Mission Statement