Make intricate geometric designs with thread on paper. I will show the steps to make a triangle here, but they work the same for other shapes.
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Step 1: Materials

You will need:

Sewing things:
-3 needles
-a needle threader

And also:
-a ruler
-sticky tape
-2 pieces of cardstock (I used index cards here)
-a pencil

And Either:
-a compass
-a protractor

Step 2: Design the Template

On the first piece of cardstock, draw a geometric figure. If you know how, it can be worthwhile to construct it with a compass and straightedge, if only because it makes the template look really cool when you're done. But it's just as easy to botch it with a ruler and maybe a protractor.

Once your figure is drawn, make evenly spaced tick-marks on each edge. If you use a compass and straightedge, this is done by bisecting each segment three or more times.

Step 3: Poke Holes

Poke holes at each tick mark on your template with a needle.

Then, I prefer to do this on the edge of a desk, put the template on top of the blank piece of cardstock. Poke two of the three needles into corners of the triangle so that the pieces cannot rotate, and then use the third needle to punch the remaining holes on that side through the bottom sheet. When you finish a side, move the needles to the next side and continue.
in my graphics classroom there is a model of something like this but in 3D so it curves in two directions at once but only uses straight pieces of wood! it amazes me every time i look at it. awesome...
fwjs285 years ago
WHOA! that looks awesome!