In 1996 my husband and I were in Paris for three months.
My hands never stop making stuff, so to be sure they would be busy I
brought along some knitting, lace making, and a book called 3D Geometric
Origami by Masahiro Chatani (I have always loved geometry!). After
reading the book and understanding how the sliceforms work, I decided
that, rather than making a tetrahedron, Why not make an Eiffel Tower? So
I did. With postcards to guide me, I measured all the dimensions and
made my own little Eiffel Tower card. I was smitten! That year I made a
3D Tree for our Christmas cards. It turned out so well, that I had to
share it! (some assembly required)™ was founded in 1999.
Back in the days when I had a life, my hobby was bobbin lace
making. My specialty is straight lace which is a form of very complex
weaving. (There's that math again.) At one point in my papercrafting
life I came across the Pergamano® Easy Screen that could be used to
create patterns in vellum by making counted holes like cross stitch. I
found it nearly impossible to make a pattern without also making
mistakes. I thought, "Why not make something with the holes in the place
to begin with. Girl + laser = Hasty Lace® templates!
So here we are by chance and curiosity.
We sell our products at stamping and crafting conventions
from time to time. My
husband and I enjoy teaching and interacting with customers
events. The rest of our sales are mostly right here. It is
my hope that
this website will be an experience even better than seeing
us at the shows where I don't have the materials to demonstrate all the
assembly of all the models that people ask about. Here, you
can take your
time and get all the information you need.
The site contains lots of samples with explanations of how
they were made. You can shop by shapes and groups of products, and you
can shop by technique too. Perhaps the most helpful part of the website
are the videos that show how to put the models together!
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