I've found that the world is divided into those who CAN teach themselves quite happily from written directions and those that struggle.
I belong firmly to the first group and if it weren't for the existence of the second group I probably wouldn't have been teaching quilting for a quarter of a century.
Be that as it may, it is really rare for me to strike a pattern, or set of directions, that I can't nut out, regardless of how it's written.
I just automatically assume that I'll be able to work it out no matter what "it" is
Which just goes to prove that pride [ or perhaps eternal optimism ] really does goeth before a fall
Allow me to 'splain
I found two really cute little folded fabric origami patterns by Hitomi from Quilting Heart over at Purl's Palace, Daylesford t'other day and decided that today was the day to try out one of them:
It says quite clearly to practice in paper first
and did I do that?
not on your Nellie
as a result the prototype took about two hours [ and mind you this was AFTER emailing the designer last week for clarification - which she was very nice about ]
model #2 took 15 minutes
and by #5 I had it down to 10 minutes flat
the original idea is to incorporate these into a mini quilt but I'm thinking more along the lines of spray mounting them and framing in simple box frames
wonder how they'd work - with slight modifications of course - in silk paper???