Today’s Theme: Connected Cranes
Senbazuru is a special Japanese form of folding paper cranes. The word literally means 1000 cranes. The challenge is to fold many, if not 1000, cranes from one sheet of paper. This is an extremely hard form to master in which certain cuts and folds are made in the paper before folding the cranes. Linda Mihara has mastered this craft and will teach us a simplified version with several cranes from one sheet. A prerequisite is knowing the Crane model from memory.
One sheet of high-quality washi, mulberry, or Yuzen Chiyogami measuring 10 to 12 inches (24 to 30 cm) square. A solid color is preferred. Scissors or sharp knife with a straight edge, and a bone folder or other folding tool, tape if necessary.