Update Feb 1st 2013: Thanks so much for the tons of supportive messages. I haven't had the time to answer any yet, but have read all of them and appreciate your kind words greatly. I'll answer as I find the time, but right now time is short. Especially the last days Felix was much worse again, but he's getting better now.
|Weight (gsm)||Sizes||Color Palette||Texture||Aging|
|90, 176||A4, 635mm by 965mm||12||Smooth, marble-like||Unknown|
|Wear and Tear||Memory||Forgiveness||Tensile Strength||Bending Restistance|
|6 / 10||8 / 10||9 / 10||7 / 10||8 to 9 / 10|
|8 / 10||8.5 / 10||9 / 10||9 / 10||9 / 10||9 / 10||8.5 / 10|
Looking for a new paper to review, I went through my catalog and was struck by one particular paper. It had a wonderful pastel shade, with a smooth, marbled, appearance; it looked just like a thin version of Elephant Hide. So with that comparison in mind, I had to try it out! I bought a few sheets (one of each color) and in our last origami meeting I presented it to the guys. Oh, what excitement! The next day I made another order of 50 (yes, fifty) sheets for the three of us. It is that good! It is called Skytone, made by Mohawk Papers in the USA.
Mohawk is a fourth-generation family-owned business, started by George O'Connor in 1931 and still owned by the O'Connor family. Since the environment is one of their concerns, they are the first producers in the USA that meet 100% of their electricity needs from wind turbines. They also act according to the FSC certification.
As with most papers, this one is not specifically for origami, but was made for certificates, diplomas, invitations, awards and the like. It is acid free, 30% of it is recycled, and it does look beautiful. So, sure, you can have your wedding invitation printed on it, but can you fold a couple of swans to decorate the tables?
If you're subscribed to my RSS feed you may have noticed a flurry of new posts. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I revamped the diagrams section of happyfolding. Do have a look and see whether you like it better.
The main reason for the new design is that Anita Barbour has generously allowed me to host her diagrams, now that her website is down. This means that soon a lot more diagrams will be hosted here, and so I had to think of a way to reorganize the diagrams to make them a bit more accessible even if there's more of them.
Happy World Origami Days 2012 (http://origamiusa.org/wod), a 2.5 week period to share the joy of origami.
To celebrate the occasion, I'll be hosting a hangout on air (live video feed), "Happyfolding on Air" if you like, on November 11th 2012 at 9pm CET. To find out what time that is in your part of the world, check http://goo.gl/5mr0t