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The Fold 2016

Issue 37, November-December, 2016

The Fold is the online magazine for members of OrigamiUSA. New articles are posted continuously over the two month period of each issue. To contribute to The Fold or for other questions, please see our FAQ.
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Paolo Bascetta offers a new model to ring out 2016.
A new generation of creators is emerging, and their origami is from the other side of the sun. It is fresh, alternative, unique, not easy to understand, but has many layers of inner beauty. Here are ten questions, nine answers, and a single model to expose you to the inner side of Kurth Alexander!
Francesco Mancini has designed a simple Santa Claus.
Makoto Yamaguchi introduces us to a relatively new organization, the International Collegiate Origami Association (ICOA).
Xiaoxian Huang shares her new creation just in time for Christmas: a spiral tree.
Just when I decided to attend the Ultimate Origami Convention, I received an invitation to be one of the Guests of Honor. From end to start, I present to you my report and a conclusion – is it indeed the ultimate origami convention?
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Christiane Bettens has created a simple ten-pointed modular star just in time for Christmas.
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Diagrams for a turkey for the Thanksgiving season.
Meet a new community origami group located on the north side of Chicago started by June Yamasaki.
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By Lisa Nguyen Quang Do
Diagrams for an abstract partial representation of a pair of submerged dolphins.

Issue 36, September-October, 2016

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Here are teaser photos for the Origami in the Garden exhibition at Franklin Park Conservatory, which does not close until November 13, 2016, so you still have time to see these magnificent pieces for yourself.
Diagrams for a simple modular from 2:1 rectangles, released in open access to celebrate the World Origami Days 2016.
by Gay Merrill Gross, Mary Jane Manger, and Mark Kennedy
In this article, Gay Merrill Gross, Mary Jane Manger, and Mark Kennedy share their memories of attending folding sessions at Lillian Oppenheimer's house – Lillian, who started it all.
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by Jon Tucker
This articles shows how to construct arbitrary square grids via folding alone, using Haga's First Theorem.
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For the many people who have been asking, here are the diagrams for Beth Johnson's simpler acorn along with how she arrived at version 4 – and in time for Halloween.
Here is a timely review of Jun Mitani's 3-D Origami by Ekaterina Lukasheva
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This is a followup of my previous article, Pentakis Dodecahedron (Issue 35), featuring variation patterns. Mono paper such as copy paper or Tant is a must.
Francesco Mancini offers, in time for Halloween, diagrams for a Standing Jack.
I have never met Yara, but being part of the international online community, I realised she has become a unique and flexible creator. When I saw her last models, I knew it was time for a better, deeper connection. I asked nine questions, and hopefully, you will get to know her by reading her answers!
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by Mukul Achawal
Diagrams for a 30 unit modular dodecahedron with color change by Mukul Achawal of India.
by Dustin Westley
Here are diagrams for a Phoenix starting with a bird base from a new creator, Dustin Westley.
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Here are diagrams for the peace symbol created by Hadi Tahir.

Issue 35, July-August, 2016

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You are welcome to join the Greater Philadelphia Pholders (GP^3) the first Monday of each month and/or during the quarterly meeting on Saturday in Philadelphia's Chinatown.
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Here are the diagrams for Maria's Star, which Evan Zodl created and taught at the 2016 OrigamiUSA Convention.
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Xiaoxian Huang presents us with diagrams for folding duo-colored swans.
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Here are reflections – with photos – on the 2016 OrigamiUSA Convention by guest artist Kade Chan, along with his gift of diagrams for his fiery dragon.
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Diagrams for a simple modular from squares 4" or smaller. For larger constructions though, use paper of proportion \(5:3\sqrt{3}\), i.e., \(1:1.039\).
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Dáša Ševerová's recent creation, lonely flower, has been embraced by all, including those who have never folded. Here are the diagrams for you to enjoy. You won't be able to fold just one!
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If you have been waiting for diagrams of Roman Diaz's Goat, designed in 1998, your wait is over. Vishwas Deval presents us with diagrams for the Goat.
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Inspired by Larry Stevens' Any Box, Christiane Bettens presents us with her tray-angle, a triangular box.
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For those of you wanting to fold a dragon with two jaws and four horns, here are the diagrams by Max d'Anger.
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An exploration of a propeller tessellation formed from standard square twists.
Enrique is special in the way he thinks, in his humor, in his creation. This interview introduces him and his work process, revealing more than usual, how he creates his cartoon-like, funny, lively models.
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Francesco Decio presents us with diagrams for La Cassettina Della Frutta (Nested Boxes), just in time for picking blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.

Issue 34, May-June, 2016

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Photo diagrams for a 30 unit modular with subtle curves by Aldos Marcell of Nicaragua. Assemblies with other number of units possible as well.
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Diagrams for a rabbit designed by Nikki Dave.
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by Alice Gray
"Telephone origami," taught by verbal directions alone, is a long-lost art. One of the best examples is Alice Gray's rendering of Fred Rohm's iconic Star of David moneyfold, originally published in The Origamian.
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Diagrams for an umbrella presented by Anita Raj.
This is the third in a series of articles highlighting Community Origami Groups (COGs). This spotlight focuses on L.I.F.E., the Long Island Folding Enthusiasts.
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Diagrams for a lovely and graceful swan inspired by Hoàng Tiến Quyết, designed by Lisa Nguyen.
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by Larry Stevens
Diagrams for folding a box of any dimension by Larry Stevens.
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For all Star Wars fans, here are diagrams for Jar Jar Binks' head, designed by Lisa Nguyen.
A convention report from the third OASIS convention in Israel, written by our guest of honor from Italy, Federico Scalambra.
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Diagrams for Bettens' Toledo Twist Star, an octagonal model folded from a square.

Issue 33, March-April, 2016

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by Sy Chen
Inspired by Tom Hull's Squishy Parallelepipeds, Sy Chen presents us with an one-piece Arrow to Heart transformation, which he will teach at the 2016 OrigamiUSA Convention.
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Diagrams for a simple Sonobe type modular made from approximately 1:5 rectangles. This design is great for any leftover strips you may have amassed when sizing paper for other projects.
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by Nguyen Quang Do Lisa
A crease pattern study of a young Alsatian girl designed by Nguyen Quang Do Lisa.
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by Milind Oka
Diagrams for a 4-petal Flower designed by Milind Oka.
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by Bob Voelker
Bob Voelker presents diagrams for an equilateral triangle module.
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Diagrams for a simple frog with a rather fancy behind!
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by Michał Kosmulski
A report from the 15th Outdoor Origami Meeting in Poland.
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Diagrams for a Rabbit by Rob Snyder.
by Jane Rosemarin (MN)
Ioana Stoian's second book again proves the beauty of simplicity. The models included are a mix of her own designs, that of others, and traditional ones.
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Diagrams for an owl model that holds a secret, designed by Rob Snyder.

Issue 32, January–February, 2016

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Diagrams for a 12 or 30 unit modular with color change. The starting paper size ratio for an unit is 1:3.
Better known as Gachepapier, David, the origami designer sheds some light on his true self and his creation process. As always, 10 questions with eight answers, as one of the answers is just another question.
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by Thomas R. Crain
This article explores several variations in a square twist crease pattern that may be achieved simply by varying the mountain/valley assignment of the same underlying crease pattern.
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A personal account of the 5th OrigaMIT Convention, November 2015. Although a single day convention, it has all the key elements of a weekend long convention! And, you have time left for sightseeing, making it a well rounded experience.
Paolo Bascetta is well known world-wide for his Bascetta star. He now offers us diagrams for a new creation, PB Ghirlanda.
A book review for the book in the Passion Origami series, "Spirits of Origami".
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If you are looking to attend a fun, laid-back, relatively inexpensive convention, think CenterFold! Here is a personal account of CenterFold Ohio Origami Convention 2015.
by Joel Stern
This is the second in a series of articles highlighting Community Origami Groups (COGs). This spotlight focuses on POP, the Pacific Ocean Paperfolders.
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by Troels Højer Jensen and Hans Dybkjær
In origami we frequently need to find an \(n\)th of a paper, often in order to divide it into an \(n \times n\) grid. This article generalizes a common technique for finding references and provides some insight into the geometric properties of paper.