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Issue 13

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by Jane Rosemarin
Diagrams for mittens designed by Jane Rosemarin with an improved locking mechanism.
You may well never heard of this paper, let alone folded with it. This review will reveal that it's definitely a paper you should try out - and soon!
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A rotationally symmetric solid curved fold, folded from a regular hexagon.
Diagrams for a modular star "Hilli" by Klaus-Dieter Ennen, as well as video instructions by Sara Adams
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Yet another rendering in paper of a wooden puzzle. Make four U-shaped units, and try to fit them into a box.
Learn how to fold the first in a series of many variations on a single star. This one has eight points, but you can achieve any number from 3 to 12 using this method.
Diagrams for Patricia Crawford's Dragonfly, as well as an on article how key models often inspire multiple designers.
by David Lister with a foreword by J.C. Nolan
This article gives insight into how a dragonfly, which was diagrammed in "Kan no Mado" presumably around 1845, made its way into Western publications.
Where else can you meet a bee keeper's family, a paper painter/banker, a robotics expert, a math professor, and a brilliant child (aged 14) named Stephano, all with the same passion except at the same hotel, in a small town in Italy...
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by Jean Baden-Gillette
Diagrams for the 2012 OrigamiUSA Holiday Gift.