1009: Mayhew (or Black Death)

Apparently one of the symptoms of the plague was to smell a sweet smell like flowers:

Xander Perrott's "Mayhew"

That escalated rather quickly, but that is life in a pandemic age I guess. This “black flower ball” is “Mayhew”, a kusudama designed by Xander Perrott, a lovely thing indeed.

Xander Perrott's "Mayhew" view

30 x 1:root 3 rectangles are tortured into a curious module, then combined in swirls of 5 that interface in groups of 3 to curve naturally into a lovely spikey ball.

Xander Perrott's "Mayhew" development

I decided on black/natural Ikea Kraft, needing to fold something I returned to my e-book I purchase from Xander at the beginning at the year at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.

There are LOTS of lovely spikey balls left, and all use that same proportion rectangle, I must find an efficient and accurate easy way to make those rectangles from rolls of paper, my only real gripe.

Xander Perrott's "Mayhew" scale

I needed spots of glue to keep the modules together (shhhh), because the locking mechanism is fairly loose, and I ran out of hands trying to keep it together.

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