Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


The Fold and Cut Paper Honeycomb
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the fold and cut design known as the Honeycomb. 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.


This design appears in 'The Girl's Own Book' by Lydia Marie Child, which was published by Clark Austin and Co in New York in 1833. It contains the interesting information that 'In England, where they burn coal more than they do here, they fasten sheets of paper together and cut them in this way, to throw over the front of stoves during the summer season.'