Linda Goralski led us in a detailed Oragami session and it was quite exciting! Little paper folded pouches which were suitable for gift giving, mailing or whatever. The possibilities of design are endless when you think of the variety of papers that could be used. Each had separate little compartments where things could be hidden or inserted. The pattern was designed as well, that just by doing a little math, you could make it large or larger (we did large) or smaller. She had done some small ones previously where she had made them with a book binding theme, where she inserted a needle in the center and even stitched a felted material in it as well. Very Clever!
This was also the day where we have our Special New and Useful Favorite Tools. So many would not be left out and so many brought their specialties. A "Pipette" with unlimited uses for water, filling containers and even saving custom inks by sealing the end. Parallel Pens in different sizes, automatic pens and a great exemplar by taping two mechanical pencils together to give thicks and thins when drawing letters, and a sponge to hold your ink to prevent it from spilling. A magnetic board with containers to hold just about anything and they will not fall off. A stab binding holder which was made with angles-2 down and one up in center to hold the paper when binding. A wooden crimper for paper and cards. Quilling tools-one for crimping and one for rolling. These surely would make quilling a little easier! And last but not least...a Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers. This is a great tool for layouts and easy to use!
It was great to see so many at the meeting!
Enjoy and Write On!