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Designs Folded from Strips
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the various types of Designs Folded from Strips. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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The Froebel Star - 1833 onwards

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The Froebelian Occupation of Verichnuren (Interlacing) - 1859 onwards

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The Froebelian Occupation of Free Weaving - 1863 onwards

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The Witch's Ladder - 1863 onwards

As far as I know the first appearance of this design in the historical record is an illustration in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers: Volume 2: Wat men uit strookjes papier al vlechten kan' which was published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863. As far as I can tell theillustration is not referred to in the text.

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1873

The Froebelian Occupation of Tressage (Braiding) - 1873 onwards

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