Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh, the things you can make with a fold! . . .or two, or three. . .

Traditionally used in Japan to adorn the hair of women, the Tsumami Kanzashi paper (or silk) folding technique has inspired many to tedious folding marathons. Here’s some great examples from a few fine craftspeople at Etsy.

Ccaspia calls these Kanzashi Masks.

Each petal is created through a series of paper folding—diagonally and perfectly in half, then in half again and again—small enough to actually necessitate the use of tweezers. That’s commitment.

This one’s by FurMonster
By gochemoche

By marissajoannarojas

By nonsuch

Similarly, textile designer Jessica Preston credits her sophisticated wall hangings, brooches and cards to Origami:

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