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'yorz
1244314.  Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:32 pm Reply with quote

 
Dix
1244318.  Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 pm Reply with quote

And while we are on the subject of no-glue paper creations:



This is strips of paper.
I'm on a showing-off roll today. Please bear with me :-)

 
Jenny
1244321.  Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm Reply with quote

Ooooh! That's rather gorgeous Dix! You could hang that on your tree come Christmas. Do you have a pattern for it?

 
Dix
1244322.  Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:11 pm Reply with quote

Not a pattern as such. I just happen to know know how to do it because I invented that design. :-) And yes, they are meant to go on Christmas trees. Or anywhere else come December.

I think I have some rough unfinished instructions somewhere.




(there are others....... )

 
gruff5
1244344.  Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:10 pm Reply with quote

Dix wrote:
Ta-da!

Can you explain what's going on in words, plz? Is there a dry-seam that invisibly just nicely sits together?

 
AlmondFacialBar
1244359.  Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:34 am Reply with quote

Dix wrote:
Not a pattern as such. I just happen to know know how to do it because I invented that design. :-) And yes, they are meant to go on Christmas trees. Or anywhere else come December.

I think I have some rough unfinished instructions somewhere.




(there are others....... )


Oh, is that an advanced version of a Fröbel star? Cos that's what it looks like to me.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
'yorz
1244365.  Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:29 am Reply with quote

Heh. Haven't heard that word for quite a few years, as in Fröbelschool. The verb fröbelen is still in use, and means being busy creating things but perhaps not in a very focussed way, a bit like puttering.

 
Dix
1244377.  Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:37 am Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Oh, is that an advanced version of a Fröbel star? Cos that's what it looks like to me.

It is. Except for the obvious difference (count the number of "corners").
Do you know why it is known as Fröbel star? I don't, but I'd like to!

 
Dix
1244380.  Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:39 am Reply with quote

gruff5 wrote:

Can you explain what's going on in words, plz? Is there a dry-seam that invisibly just nicely sits together?

Too early for spoilers. But it's definitely one piece of paper, it all hangs together.

 
'yorz
1244385.  Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:05 am Reply with quote

Froebel star

Quote:
The Froebel star carries the name of the German educationist Friedrich Fröbel (1782–1852), founder of the Kindergarten concept. He encouraged the use of paper folding in pre–primary education with the aim of conveying simple mathematical concepts to children.[4][8] It is, however, likely that Froebel did not invent this item and that it had already been within the realm of general knowledge for a long time. Froebel did encourage paper folding as an activity for young children and he popularised discourse about children's activities, which is how his name and the folding instructions might have become related.[8][9]

 
gruff5
1245054.  Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:15 pm Reply with quote

Dix wrote:
gruff5 wrote:

Can you explain what's going on in words, plz? Is there a dry-seam that invisibly just nicely sits together?

Too early for spoilers. But it's definitely one piece of paper, it all hangs together.

Been more than a week, now - you could explain in whited-out text?

 
'yorz
1245055.  Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:20 pm Reply with quote

Whited You fold a paper in half. Cut one half once, midways, to the fold, and the other half twice to the fold, so both cuts end on either side of the one opposite. Fold the paper over. It's kind of an optical illusion.


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gruff5
1245057.  Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:21 pm Reply with quote

thanks, 'yorz!

 
'yorz
1245058.  Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:24 pm Reply with quote

De nada :-)

And don't worry - that one has stumped some quite bright people!

 
gruff5
1245221.  Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:54 pm Reply with quote

I know what you mean about it being a bit of an 'optical illusion' (though it is not, really). Even though I now know how, the result still looks like some kind of Esher trick-drawing, even though it isn't ...

 

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