B u t it is fabric! I love origami and years ago I made a quilt from the book "Quiltagami" it's one of my favorite quilts. The link is for a cover of the book, in case you've never heard of it.
Anyway, last night I couldn't sleep....again, and started thinking about making a crane with fabric. There are some directions in "Quiltagami" but I didn't want to attach it to anything.
This afternoon I starched a piece of 12 in fabric, until it could almost stand on it's own.
Here are directions to make a paper crane. There's a video to watch too. That makes it easier.
Anyway here are a few pictures of my first (but not last) attempt.
If you want to give it a try:
1. use lots of starch or the lavender spray, I used lavender
2. use a very hot iron to iron every crease. A little starch is needed for thicker creases.
3. the edges were left raw, next time I might add steam a seam, paint, or fray check.
OK I'm a little late. I just googled fabric origami cranes- they are all over the place! I need to use interfacing. Here's a great link I found: Magpie Shinies. I will return with a better crane than my first one!
This is definitely a work in progress.