Right. As of today, I will provide updates on the progress of my 4th senbazuru. It probably won’t happen very often, as I don’t do them that much – only when I have about 100 other things I should be urgently doing. As I have a 4,000 word essay due on Monday which I have yet to begin, I figure now is the perfect time to write my first update 😛
First, let me explain how I make a string:
1. The paper is part of a kit from the online Japanese Paper and Origami Supplies store, and it comes in several wee cubes, like this:
2. I take out each individual shade and make up sets in the same colours as the final string will have – 2 of each shade, from dark purple through to light pink. I put them in a big bulldog clip seperated by sheets of white
3. Then I write on the back of each one. If it’s lots of lines from the same passage (e.g. ‘Psalm 32’), I try to keep them in the right order.
4. Next I fold the cranes… pretty straight forward.
5. Lastly, I string them together (in order! That was very sad for me once 😛 )
It sounds like a lot of work, but I never do it all at once. If there’s a movie on TV I might fold a whole lot of cranes, and one afternoon if I’m bored I might sort out a few more piles of the right colours.
So, Progress Report:
- I currently have 7 completed strings hanging on my wall (that’s 280 cranes)
- 55.5 cranes lying on a shelf made but not strung (that’s right, I left one half done 😛 )
- 24 squares written on, ready to be folded
- And 3 sets of papers ready to be written on