Saturday, August 23, 2014

RUFF & HiDEF Meetings Report: August 2014

//////  Eight folders attended the August 2014 RUFF (Rosamond Upbeat Folding Fanatics) meeting in Rosamond. There was no HiDEF (High-Desert Enthusiastic Folders) meeting in Lancaster, in August.

Origamies we folded in August:

1)  Double-walled Box/Tray. Design by David Donahue. Video instruction by David at:

2)  Reverse Flower. Design by Vicente Dolz. Video instruction by Leyla Torres at:

3)  Flapping Bird. Design by Arthur C Smith. Diagram in “The Flapping Bird” (1976, pg 100), available from

Pictures and information about the models can be found on my blog titled Chila’s Origami Database ( at ). This blog consists of one blog post for each model in my database, telling what I know about it and showing photos of it. I also note where a diagram or video can be found, if I have such information. The Unique ID (UID) is a number I invented that uniquely identifies the model and gives some indication of the type of model, per my self-determined classification. As of the time of this report, I’m still working on getting the database and UIDs set up, so no UIDs yet, and no reports yet, either.

Scheduled meetings coming up (current as of date of this Report):

        RUFF - Rosamond Library, 5-7pm
Tue, 02 Sep 2014
Tue, 07 Oct 2014
Tue, 04 Nov 2014
Tue, 02 Dec 2014

        HiDEF - Lancaster Library, 1-4pm
Sat, 06 Sep 2014
CANCELLED --> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 <-- CANCELLED
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
Sat, 06 Dec 2014

----- Whoever shows up for these meetings can sit down and fold with me or whoever else is there. I always bring plenty of paper and am always ready to teach various simple-to-intermediate origamies. Others can teach as well, or bring books or diagrams that we can explore together.
----- All are welcome, but preferably ages 8 and up. Persons younger than 8 years old usually (there are always exceptions, you be the judge) have a lot of trouble with origami and don’t enjoy the experience much. Persons under 10 should have an adult helper present to help with folding and provide behavioral guidance (I do not babysit!). Folders also need fairly good close-up vision (or glasses to get you there) and should be comfortable working with their hands.

...Chila --------------------------------------------------------------
Chilagami - I think, therefore I fold; I fold, therefore I am
Folding for Fun in the Mojave Desert
Southern California, USA