There are never enough hours in each day. My eldest daughter began kindergarten this week, and also dance lessons. Running around after two little ones takes a lot of time, but also brings much joy too.
Every spare moment I have I'm always playing round with some new design or idea. Often this involves staying up till the early hours of the morning, and totally loosing track of time!
Origami has taken my interest lately because I can see so many principles which excite me as possibilities to incorporate into some future designs. I'm enjoying playing and experimenting. So here are some samples:
This zig zag is made from one flat piece of paper and has an amazing elastic quality,- expanding and contracting into the palm of my hand.
Here are some examples which I have actually managed to transfer from paper into fabric. This is my 'dragon scales' sample for some future design I have in mind.
|This one I had to admit defeat with...could not complete this five intersecting tetrahendra :(|
|Tessellation tower play|
Transferring patterns from paper origami into fabric can be a bit tricky. Obviously paper has a stiff quality which holds its shape, whilst most fabrics don't behave the same way. So this in itself is a trial and error process to find out what I can make work and what wont.
I'm documenting my experiments as a reference for further down the track.
Have you ever played with origami, and tried to transfer some concept into fabric? What pieces of advice or tricks did you learn from this process?