Origami Quilt Class
Saturday, July 15, 10:30- 1:30 PM
Instructor: Leonor Rosser
You may have seen the large paper “quilt” last fall that hung in the store’s window. The colorful display was designed and folded by Leonor Rosser, an internationally known origami paper artist. Many people stopped in to ask when we would be offering a class on how to make it. This is that class! Leonor says the origami pattern is simple, and that the recycled Cavallini calendars she used are perfect for a large-scale piece like this one. Leonor’s window display consists of almost one hundred patterned quilt squares. Read more about it on our blog. The class project is a bit more modest: a wall hanging of three quilt squares, each approximately 10” by 10”. The single patterned quilt square is straightforward to make by interlocking five small folded squares. It’s hard to believe that repeating one simple fold results in such a sophisticated pattern. We love simple! Leonor is so enthusiastic about the art of paper folding that any class with her is sure to be fun. Your finished panel can be framed or displayed on a wall or in a window.
- All materials supplied.
Leonor Rosser, an internationally known origami paper artist, enjoys creating new, exciting, and educational uses for this traditional Japanese art form. Her journey with origami started when she visited Japan on a cultural exchange trip in 1989. What an artistic journey it’s been! She spent several years learning techniques and developing her paper folding skills, then became involved with the children’s show Mundo de Papel, or World of Paper. The show originally aired on Discovery Kids Latin America but was then translated and broadcast in over 25 countries around the world, including the United States, from 1997 to 2002. Leonor subsequently created an origami series, called Origami Alive! with Leonor, that was broadcast on PBS across the U.S. In addition, her company Rosser/DVK, Inc., produced a charming animated film using origami, which was shown at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2005. Leonor adheres to traditional origami. That is, she does not use any glue or scissors. “When I fold a piece of paper there is this magic feeling that, even though I know the end result, I also know I will be in awe when I’m finished.” Learn more about Leonor’s work at www.origamiwithleonor.com.