Robert Lang TED Talk

Got 18 minutes? Well I highly recommend taking a look at this talk.

Currently I am looking at more mathematical and geometric forms of folding for a commission. I have always taken an interest in mathematics and problem solving, which might be why I was drawn to origami in the first place, but the work I am doing for the current commission has got my imagination and creative juices flowing. Robert discusses how discovering the mathematical rules dictating folding have led to software being developed to create crease patterns for complex designs. This framework has enabled origami folding techniques being applied to medical science, space exploration as well as the folding of more beautiful and naturalistic models.

I have always been aware of Roberts work as he published most of the origami books I had as a child. Up til now my own methods for creating new designs usually invloves playing with a square of paper and seeing where it takes me. Sometimes I have an idea of the finished model other times I don't. I am really excited about exploring this way of folding and hopefully applying it to the textiles that I love to work with..

Hannah x

Easy Origami

Origami lovers you will love this! A brand new publication from the same publishers that gave us Mollie Makes and it is all about origami.

Wanna know what is extra special....

I am in it!

Back in September I was super excited to be approached to do a Textile Origami how to. So after playing, making, photographing and writing, I am now delighted to be sharing it with you.

Here is a little sneak preview and it should be hitting newsstands round about now!

Enjoy!


Hannah x

British Origami Society


 Last year I was approached by a few members of the British Origami Society at various fairs & markets.

Don't worry it is not some clandestine underground folding club, well I don't think it is anyway. Just a group of people passionate about the mathematical technicalities of folding paper as well as the beauty of the models themselves. Every quarter a magazine is published with origami news & articles, folded models and instructions. Take a look at their website as it is full of articles and information for the beginner and the expert.

This weekend, they are having their first convention in Scotland and it is at my old university halls, at Pollock Halls Edinburgh.

It is open to members and non members alike and there are guest speakers from all over the world. I am particularly excited about hearing the mathematics behind Toshikazu Kawasaki's folding theorems and seeing the models designed by some of the members.  If you can't make don't worry as I will be reporting back in September.

Hannah x