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A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Au Pays des Mains Agiles, 1949
 
'Au Pays des Mains Agiles' was published by Editions Fleurus in Paris in 1949. As far as I know the original version was anonymous, though at least one later edition showed the author as Janine Boulanger.

A full copy of an early edition can be viewed online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/taffeta/albums/72157613340184461

I have not included details of every design that involves some small element of paperfolding.

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To Make a Set Square

A simple way to make a set square from a strip of paper by folding around something you already know is a right angle.

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Le Moulinet - The Cut and Fold Windmill

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La Timbale - The Paper Cup

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La Boite a Anse - The Box with Handles

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La Maison - The Japanese House

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La Tasse - The Cup

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L'Arche de Noe - Noah's Arch

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Le Petit Cochon - The Pig

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Le Chien / Le Reynard - The Fox or Dog

A three-part design based on the Jacket / Trousers

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Le Sous Main Buvard - The Blotting Paper Holder

Le Cadre (The Frame) is a simple variant supplied with a stand.

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Le Porte-Monnaie

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La Fleche

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L'Autogyre - The Propellor

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La Boite de Patissier - The Pattisserie Box

The author also suggests ''Just cut the box in half ... to get a very practical dustpan.'

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Le Bateau - The Patisserie Box Boat

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La Tente - The Tent

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Le Diablotin

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Lettre Sans Enveloppe

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La Ceinture - The Plaited Belt

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Ribambelles - Chain of Dolls

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Guirlande - The Witch's Ladder

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Simple Lampion Decoratif

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Unnamed - The Newspaper Tree

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Un Cri d'Animal - Le Cri du Veau

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Sarbacane - Blow Pipe and Darts

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La Girafe Marchant - The Walking Giraffe

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Des Napperons - Paper Doilies

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Porte-Billets - The Chinese Wallet

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Etoile a Cinq Branches - The Fold and One Cut Pentagram

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Etoile a Six Branches - The Fold and One Cut Hexagram

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