Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Folding for peace

We will be Folding For Peace on 28th February.

I've held Folding for Peace events before, but I'm going to try and make them more regular and a more informal way for people to try their hand at origami. If you've never heard me talking about them, here's a rough introduction that I gave to someone:

Folding for Peace is basically a bunch of lovely people sat around chatting and drinking and folding cranes.

It started as me folding cranes for the Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial last year when I was (in between my crane folding for Light Night) trying to fold lots of cranes in around two weeks. In need of reinforcements, I decamped to the pub and asked people to turn up and join in. Lovely people came, we recruited some tourists who'd asked us what we were doing, and in one evening (and we didn't even stay that late) we folded over 100 cranes.

So it really is that informal. You don't even have to fold if you don't want - some people don't! If you don't know how to fold a crane, we'll show you, but it's much more of a "i'm stuck" "here let me help" kind of vibe. Everyone pitches in helping each other. We also tend to have a few pints and do lots of chatting whilst we're there.

Be aware that it's not like Foldageddon where i stand at the front of the room and teach - we'll show you how to fold a crane, but you won't get a wide range of models. The whole point is to make lots of cranes to box up ready for the Hiroshima/Nagasaki memorial in August (though we don't frown on you taking a couple home if you're proud of them!)

It's actually really lovely, i'm quite enamoured with my Folding for Peace events. So yes, come, you will enjoy it x

guess who's back...

Hello, it's been a while hasn't it? I've been poorly, then took some time out to recuperate and get back on top form. Which I now am.

Expect lots of exciting news in the next few weeks...