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Stellated Washi Icosahedron

Posted by wonko on October 15, 2016 in geometry, paper |

When friends travel, often they find lovely small bits of Washi. Packs of this are full of a myriad of lovely traditional prints, rich colours often embossed and overlayed with gold. The tricksey bit is to work out what to do with it – given it’s size and often the overpowering beauty of the design.

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Chiyogami/Washi Hex-Boxes

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2013 in boxes, geometry |

When life gives you Chiyogami or hand-made Washi, with a relatively simple twist you can turn it into a hex-box:  Lovely hand-printed Washi (swirls of fibres, block printed 20+ years ago) and modern Chiyogami (machine made but lovely) are actually fairly difficult to work with because you cannot see the creases and Fujimoto’s hex box establishes a […]

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402: Washi Hex-Box

Posted by wonko on August 18, 2012 in boxes |

This model combines two things I love about Origami: The geometry of Fujimoto’s Hex box is wonderful, it provided me the perfect excuse to do that which I have put off for far too long. A colleague (thank you Mrs Erizabreth) gave me a roll of hand-made Washi she brought back from Japan many years […]

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