22 March 2013

Origami wall art

I love geometric shapes.
I am also partial to a good bit of origami. There is something intriguing about creating a series of folds that will eventually form a shape that needs no glue to hold it together.

I found this tutorial the other day. These are such simple shapes to make. Officially they are a "triangular bipyramids" but I like to think of them as funky shapes.

I didn't really know where I was going with making them. They were just very addictive!
I eventually decided on stringing them on white cotton and hang them.

To do this simply grab one of your triangles and a long needle. Then choose two points on the shape and string it on.

On some I made knots so that the triangles hung on the cotton, on some they are resting on each other. I  also varied how I strung them, going through different points each time to make them hang at different angles.

I then created a loop in cotton and hung them on two tacks hammered into my wall.

They are peaceful floating there on my wall. Colourful and delicate geometric shapes.


Sian said...

Wow! These are neat. I can see lots of them decorating your rental house next year!

Anonymous said...

I've always loved origami but I've never tried doing it. I'll have to check out that link. Thanks for including it.

scrappyjacky said...

These look so cool,Abi.

alexa said...

Looks likes lot of fun! I feel as if I want to reach out and touch them! Very neat.