Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Waterways Project- Origami Canoe
Today, Dear, Watery Readers, I had a lovely knitting date with my good friend Kelly who also happens to be gifted in the "bright ideas" department. This conversation along with caring, intelligent suggestions from our band of Merry Bloggers here has helped me to shake up my art making practice. This little tutorial is an homage to all the enlightening ideas I have been feasting on and a tiny hint of things to come in the Waterways Project.Here's a very LARGE thank you for your support and good wishes!
What's happening here is that you gently turn the whole form inside out (without ripping the folds!) to form the canoe.
Using a bone folder helps set the creases more firmly.
If you want the outside of your boat to have a pattern, fold with the pattern side of the paper down on step one.
Here's a You Tube video with a slightly different approach.
Now I need to figure out how to fold a paddle.