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Shadowfolds: Surprisingly Easy-to-Make Geometric Designs in Fabric Hardcover – February 1, 2011
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- Origami artist Chris K. Palmer has made the unexpected leap from paper to textiles for these tesselations. Try them for yourself: I think you'll be as fascinated and surprised as I was by both the process and the elegant results.--David Brill, author of Brilliant Origami
- Shadowfolds is an epoch idea of handicraft, origami, and mathematics. Chris K. Palmer has expanded the origami world!--Jun Maekawa, author of Genuine Origami
- Palmer's works are created by unique conception and technique. Beautiful patterns of light and shadow appear.--Tomoko Fuse, author of Home Decorating with Origami
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How it works:
1. Start with one of the authors' patterns of dots, transferred to a piece of fabric.
2. With needle and thread, in the order specified, pick up a few threads of the fabric in the center of each dot.
3. Pause every so often to draw the thread up tighter, smoothing and straightening the origami-like folds as they form.
4. Optionally, iron the folded figure when you're done.
That's all it takes; and if you work the project in a crisper fabric than the sample items Amazon shows as secondary images, the results are as precise as Moorish tiling patterns.
for this book. The two techniques I have tried turned out beautifully.
Now, it's time to actually buy silk and do a finished project. Also,
I am anxious to make the light shades using this technique. There might
have been a few more applications....
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Have attempted one idea in the book... need a bit more practice, still turned out fine. The design did add to a dress I was making. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A must have if you like fabric manipulation! Just finished my first shadowfolds, the explanations and pictures are great. The projects are beautiful too.Published 9 months ago by C. Cassan
Fun, fun shapes to create and explore a world of beauty to create.Published 14 months ago by Kristine Southgate
So cool. Planning on making curtains using some things shown in this book.Published 15 months ago by Anne V.
The title says it all. The book thoroughly covers materials, technique and possible finished products. I plan to use the technique to make lampshades soon.Published 15 months ago by J. B. Dian