A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|Fold and Cut Designs|
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There is a basic difference in process between designs that are folded first, then cut and designs that are cut first and then folded. There is a separate top level Index Page for Cut and Fold Designs.
Fold and Cut Designs can be divided into the following main categories:
Fold and One Cut Designs, where regular, or sometimes irregular, geometrical shapes are cut from a folded sheet of paper using just one straight cut. Such designs can also be presented as puzzles.
Fold and Cut Friezes where the paper is first folded in a zigzag fashion, or rolled and flattened, then cut, and the paper opened out to reveal a symmetric pattern.
Fold, Cut and Fold Chevron Designs are a special type of Fold and Cut Frieze.
Rotationally Symmetric Fold and Cut Designs, where the paper is first folded in a rotationally symmetric way, then cut, and opened out to reveal a pattern. Rotationally symmetric fold and cut designs can be divided into two main groups, paper flowers and geometric patterns. Information about Paper Flowers has not been added to this site at present.
Rotationally symmetric fold and cut designs can be divided into the following categories:
Geometric Fold and Cut Designs from Squares with 16-fold Symmetry, otherwise known as Paper Doilies.