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So, I have two challenges going on right now… there’s a challenge to reimplement the crossed box pleat to get more surface area out of it- I thought this would be relatively easy but I’m rusty at straight box-pleating, and it’s much trickier than I thought. after making some attempts I’m letting it sit for a bit to percolate in the back of my mind. I’m also looking to come up with a unique version of it, which I’m not going to talk about until I get further with it- I’m hoping it comes out like I’ve visioned, but we’ll see.

My other challenge is folding a representation of a Faberge egg. I have a friend here at work who is a huge fan of russian imperialism, especially the Faberge egg collection. She’s lent a nice photo book to me, so I’m having a go at folding a rather simplistic effort to start. If I can get a basic egg shape, I think I can go from there (with grafts and pleats and all manner of extra fripperies.) I haven’t really started that one yet, but it’s out there. I’m thinking of trying this one first, as I think the pattern might be conducive to folding (and hiding some extra material for the pleats). It’s going to require some spiral work, and that’s going to be new for me. I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull it off or not. but what’s the point of having a challenge if it’s not something difficult, right?

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