Articles and Tutorials

Reverse Engineering Challenge Results

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Reverse Engineering Challenge Results
Thanks to everyone who folded the Herringbone Weave origami tessellation in the last two weeks! I really enjoyed seeing all of your interpretations of my tessellation and I hope everyone gained confidence in their reverse engineering skills.

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Herringbone Reverse Engineering Challenge

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Herringbone Reverse Engineering Challenge
Fold this pattern by August 31, 2020 to get the smocking pattern for the fabric version, and a chance at a 6-inch suncatcher!

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Lattice Weave Smocking Tutorial

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Lattice Weave Smocking Tutorial
Have you ever seen a smocked cushion (or bag, or hat, or - you get the picture) and thought "How do they do that"? You're not alone, and this tutorial will teach you how it's done. It's a simple process - no magic required. If you can sew a button, then you are more than qualified to do North American (Canadian) smocking.

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Hybrid Square Twist Tutorial

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Hybrid Square Twist Tutorial
This quick tutorial on the hybrid open-closed square twist will give you all the knowledge you need to design your own weave patterns, and all you need to start is a 8-fold square grid.

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