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De Kleine Papierwerkers Volume 2: Wat men uit strookjes papier al vlechten kan
 
'De Kleine Papierwerkers' was a series of four books written by Elise Van Calcar and published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.

Volume 1: Wat men van een stukje papier al maken kan: Het vouwen (What one can make from a piece of paper: Folding)

Volume 2: Wat men uit strookjes papier al vlechten kan (What one can braid from strips of paper)

Volume 3: Het prikken (Pricking).

Volume 4: Het Knippen en plakken (Cutting and Pasting).

The full text of volumes 1 (1864 and 1866 editions), 2 (1865 edition) and 4 (undated), which are those most interesting to the paperfolding historian, can be accessed at De kleine papierwerkers, door Elise van Calcar, I: Wat men van een stukje papier... | erfgoed (uvaerfgoed.nl)

Volume 3 can be accessed at De kleine papierwerkers: Het prikken. III - Eliza Carolina Ferdinanda Calcar - Google Books

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A follow up volume on cardboard modelling, 'De Fröbelsche kartonwerkers. Handleiding tot het vervaardigen van allerlei soort van kartonnage' was issued by the same publisher in the following year but contains little of interest to the paperfolding historian. If you are interested a full copy can be viewed at De fröbelsche kartonwerkers - Google Books

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This present page, however, just relates to:

De Kleine Papierwerkers: Volume 2: Wat men uit strookjes papier al vlechten kan

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Fold, Slit and Fold Chevron Designs

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Weaving with Folded Strips

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Strip Folding

As far as I can tell these illustrations of strip folds are not mentioned in the text.

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The Froebel Star

Roughly translated this says, 'Plaiting these loose ends of paper awakened another memory in the children's mother. 'I truly believe,' she said, 'that I also know a piece of art that belongs to paper weaving. It is very old because my grandmother taught it to me.'

Roughly translated this says, 'The connection of these stars creates lovely little baskets, which can be made square, round or elongated and provided with a handle. Pictures 13, 14 and 15 each show a different way of decorating a star.'

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The Witch's Ladder

As far as I can tell the Witch's Ladder is not mentioned in the text.

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