Author: Pat Ashforth

Ins and Outs of Flexagons

I have always been fascinated by flexagons and have made several over the years, some more successful than others. My first crochet hexaflexagon was about twenty years ago and, amazingly, it is still surviving. It isn’t the most comfortable cushion in the world but it is great fun. I can absolutely predict what will happen …

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Magician’s Chain

Several years ago, Colin Wright (mathematician/magician/juggler extraordinaire) showed me a Magician’s Chain. This is a toy made from metal rings where the rings cascade from the top of the chain. It was fascinating, fun, and quite intriguing. I have seen Colin’s chain, and others, many times since. Then, a few months ago, I was at …

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An Orchid

Steve recently completed a new illusion knitting design, called An Orchid. It is based on a drawing by Lodygin Sergey Pavlovich who was a Russian graphic artist and theatre designer. There is very little information about him and his name appears in several different forms. This is a very intricate design. It took well over …

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Spacers

Feeding the filament over the top of the printer meant that the lid could never be put back on. We made spacers from a file we found on Thingiverse. Problem solved. These spacers seem to be used mainly by people who want to prevent a build-up of heat inside the printer.

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