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Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire by Jully & Rocheron, 1892
 
'Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire' by Jully & Rocheron was published by Librairie Classique Eugene Belin in Paris in 1892. It is a syllabus of lessons in manual work designed to comply with the education law of 1882.

This page concentrates on those elements in the book which use paperfolding per se (rather than paper weaving, cutting or cartonnage) to create recognisable designs. The relevant pages on which instructions for the designs can be found are reproduced below.

Many of the lessons about paperfolding are concerned with mathematical folds which do not produce a finished design. In most cases you will need to consult the full work to find out about these.

A full copy of the work can be found here.

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L'Escalier / Staircase

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Petit Cadre / Simple Square Frame

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Petit Vide-Poches / Salt Cellar

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Cocote / Cocotte / Pajarita

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Moulin / Windmill

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Double Bateau / Double Boat

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Rosaces a 4 pointes (Rosettes with 4 points) / Patterns from Squares

Rosette 1

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Rosette 2

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Rosette 3

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Rosette 4

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This section also explains a way of mounting two windmill bases (one folded from paper half the size of the other) inside each other and that the various rosettes can then be folded from the smaller base.

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Chapeau de gendarme / Newspaper Hat

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Petit vide-poches / Corner Wall Pocket

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Bonnet de police / / Pyramidal Hat

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Bateau / Paper Boat

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Bonnet Carre

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Cube ou prison a mouches / Waterbomb

(Note that the flaps are not fully inserted into the pockets in this version)

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Boite de patissier / Patisserie Box

The instructions also explain how to make a square version and a version from a rectangle divided into sixths.

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Bateau a fond plat / Flat Bottomed Boat

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Bonnet de magicien / Magic Hat

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Pliage de bandes / Strip Folding

See pages below.

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Strip Folded Letters / Paper Alphabet

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Hexagone / Fold and Cut Hexagon

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Cadre Hexagonal / Simple Hexagonal Frame

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Etoiles a 6 pointes / Star of David Patterns from Hexagons

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Etoile a 6 pointes / Star of David from an Equilateral Triangle

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Pentagone / Pentagonal Knot

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Filtre / Octagone / Filter / Folding an Octagon

The octagon is made by joining the ends of the relevant creases.

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Autre pliage de l'octogone / Folding an octagon - another method

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