Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

x

 
Des KindHet Vlechten by Elise Van Calcar, 1881
 
'Het Vlechten' by Elise Van Calcar was published by A.W. Sijthoff in Leiden in 1881. It is closely based on the earlier 'Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch' by E Barth and W Niederley and contains all the same material relating to paperfolding as the earlier book except for the basket woven from folded from strips and the Harmonika/ Witch's Ladder. The illustrations are the same drawings as had been used in the earlier book.

The Woven Cross from folded strips

**********

The Froebel Star

(used as a Christmas Tree decoration)

**********

The Salt Cellar

**********

The Cross

**********

The Shirt

**********

The Jacket

***********

The Trousers

.

**********

A human figure

(made by adding the Mitre to the Jacket and Trousers)

**********

The Chair

**********

The Table

**********

The Boat with Sail

**********

The (uncut) Windmill

**********

The Double Boat

**********

The Boat with Fish Box

**********

The Portfolio

**********

The Junk Box

**********

The Looking Glass

**********

The Chinese Junk

**********

The Bellows

**********

The Puzzle Purse / Menko

**********

The Newspaper Hat

**********

The Wall Pocket

**********

Coin Vanish Trick

**********

The Paper Boat

**********

The Pencil Case

**********

The Dart

**********

The Wallet

The Wallet is folded from a 3x2 rectangle.

**********

The Single and Double Barrelled Bangers

**********

A Pleated Lampshade

**********

The Chicken Wire Letterfold

**********

The Cross

**********

The Lotus

**********

Miscellaneous designs

**********

The Fan

**********

The Swan

**********

The Fold and Slit Paper Frill

**********

The Fold and Slit Chevron Trellis

**********

The Fold and Slit Chevron Cross

**********

How to Climb Through a Playing Card

(This is the correct template for this design but since I cannot read German I am not certain it is the effect being described)

**********

The Fold and Slit Trellis

**********

The Fold and Slit Cage

**********

The Cut and Fold Windmill

**********

The Wind Wheel

**********

The XYZ Sphere

**********

The Catherine of Cleves Box

**********

How to make a regular hexagon

**********

There are also instructions on how to make various animals that could be characterised as fold, cut and fold designs, of which the elephant below is a good example.