Addendum: Yesterday, this was an announcement post for an open zoom workshop. Today I’m posting what we did.
First, here’s what Hana Murray posted about her paper snowflakes on Twitter.
Next, a look at Gerry McGuann’s Instagram:
What I wanted to do in this zoom session was to give people the tools to make snowflakes with 6 fold symmetry. For that, it’s good to have a 60 degree angle.
I showed people how to make a sixty degree angle, then folded like in the instruction sheet below. Notice that I like using paper napkins, because they are so easy to cut, but making a square from copy paper works just fine too. The thing is to start with a square, then fold it in half, then….see below.
Next I gave people some tips, like cutting off the tip to create a nice design in the center. I also talked about cutting lots off of one edge, though in retrospect, I wish I had emphasized that more, like in the yellow illustration below.
Susan Joy Share also brought some inspiring show-and-tell to the session. Here are some of her snowflakes hanging on her window in Alaska.
Join me today. Saturday, December 18, at 4PM EST to make 6 sided snowflakes.
Susan share this great facebook December 14, 2021 post by Daine Maurer-Mathison, which came from a December 6. 2020 post by Lith Klubas. I don’t know if this chart originated from Lith -there is some kind of indecipherable watermark in the lower right.
Note that the models above have one less layer of folding than mine.
It was a fun session. It got me going on making more.
I’m working on getting paper snowflakes on all of my windows. Very festive.
Yesterday I also announced Christmas week zoom sessions:. 1 pm EST, on Monday and Thursday, December 27 and December 30. Zoom link stays the same as previous sessions. In the new year I will resume the 30 minute zooms on Saturdays at 4, until the first week of February.
Paula Krieg is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Meeting ID: 732 8168 5909