Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
Fold and Cut Designs
 
This top level Index Page provides links to other level Index Pages containing information about Fold and Cut Designs of various types. 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.

There is a basic difference in process between designs that are folded first, then cut and designs that are cut first and then folded. There is a separate top level Index Page for Cut and Fold Designs.

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Fold and Cut Designs can be divided into the following main categories:

Fold and One Cut Designs

These are designs where regular, or sometimes irregular, geometrical shapes are cut from a folded sheet of paper using just one straight cut. Such designs can also be presented as puzzles.

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Fold and Cut Friezes

These are designs where the paper is first folded in a zigzag fashion, or rolled and flattened, then cut, and the paper opened out to reveal a symmetric pattern.

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Fold and Cut Chevron Designs

These are designs where the paper is first folded, then cut on the diagonal. This creates chevrons which can be interwoven to produce patterned effects.

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The Froebelian Occupation of Ausschneiden und Aufkleben / Cutting Out and Mounting

These are rotationally symmetric designs, where the paper is first folded, then cut, and opened out. Both the main piece and any other pieces separated by the cuts are then mounted on paper or board to create a pattern.

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Paper Flowers

These are rotationally symmetric designs where the paper is first folded, then cut, then opened out to reveal a flower. Information about Paper Flowers has not been added to this site at present.

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Paper Doilies

These are rotationally symmetric designs cut from squares that have been folded into, generally, a sixteen layer triangle.

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The Ship's Wheel

The Ship's Wheel is a magical effect performed using the Paper Doily fold and cut technique.

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