Free Video Tutorial: Wavy Circular Paper Weaving 

The Sunday Paper #204

April 15, 2018

Thanks to everyone who entered the March Twelve Months of Paper Giveaway for a chance to win a set of Madeleine Durham’s Paste Papers! And the winner is … Sheila Wood. Congratulations!

Paper of the Week: Map Paper + Mingei

This is a new monthly feature on the blog: a video tutorial featuring a paper + a book + a project. This month’s video shows you how to make a Wavy Circular Paper Weaving. I love using maps in paper projects, and I stumbled across a great book filled with printed maps that you tear out and unfold. It’s a really clever design for a book of papers (you’ll see the book in the video), but that’s another topic.

I mention a few resources in the tutorial:


In the Studio: 

I guess I’ve got circles on my mind! Here’s a drawing I’m working on for a new watermarked handmade paper. I’m preparing this drawing to be cut in vinyl. The circles will be cut out; I will adhere the resulting web of vinyl to my papermaking mould; and when I pull the sheets, a watermark will appear. Stay tuned!

Papery Tidbits


On the topic of paper weaving, check out these woven photographs by Korean artist Seung Hoon Park.

As a consumer, I appreciate crowdfunding campaigns. Not only do you get to support a project, but you also get perks. Cave Paper is an organization that I’m particularly fond of (they make some of the toughest, most beautiful papers on the planet – I’m serious)! They’re at a crossroads at the moment. Please watch the video at this link and consider joining their campaign. The perks include a set of their gorgeous papers and all sorts of other things ranging from $5 to $1500.

This is such a lovely story about a gesture a child in Utah made that gave an adult an idea, and together they’re on a mission to create 3600 origami flowers for the survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

© Isaac Hale for The Daily Herald

I love this headline: Stealing Design Secrets from Unexpected Master of OrigamiThat master would be the earwig. Using computer simulations, a team of scientists at ETH Zurich and Purdue University recently studied the complex folding behavior of this master. Their results, published in a recent issue of Science, expand the possibilities of synthetic origami systems like solar sails, bendable electronic displays, and even some biomedical devices.

The 3-D-printed imitation of the earwig wing can be folded as compact as its natural counterpart. However, the automatic folding function so far only works in the simplified prototypes. Image Credit: ETH Zurich.

Check this out: a paper airplane folding machine. The machine is made of various elements, including Legos, and the paper airplane takes flight at the end!


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