Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Diversions and Pastimes by R M Abraham
 
'Diversions and Pastimes' by R M Abraham was first published by Constable and Constable in London in 1933 and later reprinted under the title 'Tricks and Amusements' by Dover in 1964.

There is no specific chapter on paperfolding but the book contains the following:

Folding A Square From A Rectangle

A mathematical puzzle solved by folding paper.

(The challenge is to find the length of the edge of a square which would be of the same area as the starting rectangle.)

Solution

**********

Paper Square

**********

Making A Right Angle

**********

Paper Box (The Catherine of Cleves Box)

**********

Five-Pointed Star (The See-Through Pentagram)

**********

True Lovers' Knot (The Witch's Ladder)

**********

Head, Body and Legs

**********

Folding An Equilateral Triangle

**********

Folding A Billet Doux (The Love Knot Letterfold)

**********

Wind Wheel

**********

Troublewit

**********

Crystal Models (Cut and Fold Polyhedral Nets)

Cut Out and Fold Up Nets for the Pyramid (Tetrahedron), Cube, Octahedron, Icosahedron, Dodecahedron, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Tetrahexahedron, Icositetrahedron, Triakisoctahedron, Cube and Octahedron, and Copper Sulphate crystal.

**********