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Folding Techniques for Designers by Paul Jackson

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7.    No Crease, One Crease

It is easy to assume that a sheet with no creases or just one crease will offer very few possibilities for creative folding. It may even seem to be a preposterous idea.

While it is true that the possibilities for forms and surfaces increase with the number of folds, there is a surprising richness in using no creases or just one crease. The key to creating these forms is a non-origami technique called the ‘Break’, which induces curvature in the sheet. Ironically, with two or more folds and Breaks, the array of coexisting curves can quickly turn a sheet of material into an over-complicated doodle. If ever a folding technique ...

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