Articles and Tutorials

Compound Squares Live Tutorial

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Compound Squares Live Tutorial
If you've seen my compound squares tutorial video, but you're still wondering about the details, check out this live video where I explain the ins and outs of using compound squares in larger tessellations!

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Open Compound Square Twist Tutorial

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Open Compound Square Twist Tutorial
Origami twists are very versatile - often, a technique that applies to one twist can apply to them all. Follow along with my video as I show you how to compound a twist!

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Christmas Stocking Tutorial

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Christmas Stocking Tutorial
Stunning Christmas stockings are easier to make than you might think. Learn how to smock your own with this tried and tested tutorial!

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Mission

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Mission
I have chosen to use my expertise and skills in origami and framing to help expand access to clean drinking water among those who need it most.

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The only thing you need to know to fold any odd division grid

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The only thing you need to know to fold any odd division grid
What if I told you that you don’t need to look up how to fold even thirds, or even fifths, or even 17ths ever again? Like you, I used to spend a lot of time looking up how to fold thirds every time I wanted to fold a 48-fold grid. No more.

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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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