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487 views • November 13, 2021

Origami 4 Interlocking Rings - from One Square No Cutting!

[Intermediate] How to fold Four Interlocking Rings designed by Iris Walker. This model amazingly is from one square no cutting, but it is rather fragile. I made a tutorial special for my members for how to fold my sturdier and more efficient version of 4 Interlocking Rings. For access to that tutorial and other perks, join as a member here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2OQxWDDE71D6AKrNa7XygQ/join Iris Walker's model opened my eyes to the world of pleat sinking. I learned it at my first origami convention in 1991 (New York) and it had a profound impact on my ability to design models. Suddenly there was a way to make super efficient narrowing of appendages and make seemingly disjoint subjects all from a single square of paper. I've since incorporated the technique in many of my designs and I coined the term pleat sinking to describe the technique. Pleat sinking is kind of like box pleating, but with pleat sinking the pleats are not confined to a horizontal and vertical grid. Any flap in origami that you can sink, you can pleat sink too! Inspired by Iris Walker's 4-link chain, I designed several other linking rings models in the 1990s including 2 Interlocking Rings, which I assume was probably achieved by someone in the 60s (I mean, if they could do a 4-ling chain, the ought to have been able to fold a 2-link chain!), but my main contribution that I am pretty confident I was the first to discover was a cool method for how to lock two ends together so that they hold together well. You can learn my special lock by following my Two Interlocking Rings tutorial here: https://youtu.be/Jd1xw8jA9QQ. After discovering the special lock, I modified Iris Walker's Four Interlocking Rings model so that I could lock all of the ends together using my special lock and I even managed to generalize the linking rings model to be able to achieve theoretically any number of rings utilizing the special lock, but in practice the most I ever accomplished was a chain of 8 rings, which I published in Origami to Astonish and Amuse. A few days before filming this tutorial, I figured out a cleaner, easier method for folding the Four Interlocking Rings, still using my special lock, and that is the tutorial I made special for my members. A little about the creator of original 4-link chain... Iris Walker, who was editor of the British Origami Society magazine from 1969-1974, played an important role in the development of folding with a series of models that were ahead of their time in many ways. Subjects included a cannon, a helicopter, a flexagon, a sports car, a dog in a kennel, a ball within a ball, a blow-up 3D star and many others. She beat Fred Rohm to making the first 4-link chain from a single square [Source: Nick Robinson: https://nickorigami.com/iris-walker-rip/ ] #OrigamiImpossible #4InterlockingRings #JeremyShaferOrigami Here are some ways to support me to make more awesome origami videos: 1. Join as a Member to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2OQxWDDE71D6AKrNa7XygQ/join 2. Book a private origami Zoom tutoring session here: www.calendly.com/jeremyshafer 3: Buy one of my books or packages of paper on my Amazon shop: https://www.amazon.com/shop/jeremyshaferorigami 4. Subscribe and hit the notification bell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2OQxWDDE71D6AKrNa7XygQ?sub_confirmation=1 5: Follow me on Facebook: https://www.https://www.facebook.com/jeremyshaferorigami 6: Please tell your friends about my channel. Thank you for watching and enjoying these videos!
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