Gather and Fold is an informal folding event that will have several scheduled classes and a space to socialize, learn, or teach origami with your community! We will be using the platform gather.town - a virtual meeting place where people can interact via video chat.
Here is a short demonstration of Gather.town.
The first (and, if popular, first of many) Gather and Fold will run from July 2, 2021, 6:00 pm to July 17, 2:00 am EDT. The room will be open the following times:
- July 2, 2021, 6:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 3, 2021, 6:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 8, 2021, 4:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 9, 2021, 6:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 10, 2021, 4:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 11, 2021, 6:00 pm–12:00 am EDT
- July 16, 2021, 6:00 pm–2:00 am EDT
Note: The scheduled classes will not be recorded and unfortunately cannot be attended from mobile or tablet devices.
Gather and Fold is
- free for OrigamiUSA members or anyone who attended FoldFest 2021 or Convention 2021, or
- $5 for non-members who did not attend FoldFest or Convention 2021.
- Gather and Fold is now closed.
The OrigamiUSA Code of Conduct applies to this event—see our Code of Conduct. Code of Conduct violations can be reported via email to code-of-conduct [at] origamiusa.org.
If you have any questions about the event, please email gather-and-fold [at] origamiusa.org.
We will be adding classes over the duration of the event. Check this page often for updates.
Come learn about preparing art paper for folding by backcoating and sizing in this lecture class!
Optional supplies: spray bottle with water, prepared methylvellulose solution, scrap paper, wide paintbrush, and smooth backcoating surface.
Easy to fold- festive and mythical container. You can make it a classic Swan boat or a fantastical dragon boat! You can fill it candy or treats or flowers or treasures!
10" - 12" Kami
This Grim Reaper is both scary and cute! It is from a single square using the classic Frog Base. There is a bit of pulling flaps out and wrapping layers around, so you should be comfortable with steps like that.
10" (25cm) or larger paper needed, duo colored. Kami or similar is fine.
A 2-compartment bookshelf holding up to 12 volumes, all from US dollar bills.
At least five new, foldable US dollar bills for a bookshelf with 2 volumes. If at all possible, have on hand a bill from each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, plus 3 additional bills for the shelf.
A complex level class featuring multiple open and closed sinks as well as a fun double spread squash to achieve a cute octopus friend! A challenging fold with not too many steps!
Two colored paper: 15, 25, 35cm Origami Paper, 25cm Tissue foil, 25cm Washi Deluxe
Stacked frobel modules by Yasuko Shimabukuro, quilt connector by Arlene Gorchov.
This class will be held in the Zoom. Get to the Zoom room by going to the top right room of the map, then hit "x" on your keyboard once inside to get to Zoom.
Quilt piece: 2 sheets of 6" kami & 1 sheet of 3" kami; Connector: 1 sheet of 3" kami. Duo paper recommended but not necessary.
Learn how to incorporate faces into box pleated human figure designs, and then how to shape them in various ways. You should be somewhat familiar with boxpleated crease patterns for this class.
30cm sheet of something thin (such as tracing paper)
Learn my Squirrel design, first from regular origami paper, then wet folded. If you don’t have the supplies for wetfolding, just watching will give you an idea of the process, so please consider attending even if you don’t have heavyweight paper.
6"(15cm) regular-weight origami paper (dry version). 6"(15cm) paper suitable for wet folding (e.g. Canson Mi-Teintes, lightweight watercolor paper, etc.) Small spray bottle or damp cloth.
Dogbane, a fibrous perennial herb native to North America has been used for centuries by indigenous Americans to make ropes, cords, nets, bowstrings, and textiles. In this lecture, I will show how these fibers may be co-opted for Nepalese-style papermaking, and by extension, for origami.