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Metallic Foil as a Folding Material


Vol 4: Issue 4 of 'The Origamian' for Winter 1964 contains a profile of James M Sakoda written by Alice Gray, much of which is directly quoted from one of his letters, which contains a reference to his adoption of metallic foil as his preferred folding medium:



An article by Fred Rohm, 'On Folding Paper and Preparation', in 'The Origamian' Vol 6: Issue 1 of Spring 1966, mentions the use of metal foil.


The same issue contains diagrams for a Bowl by Florence Temko and the comment:.


Volume 6, Issue 3 of 'The Origamian' for Autumn 1966 contains an article by Fred Rohm, 'On Mobiles', which also mentions the use of metal foil: