Getting Started

  1. Folding a module (basic instructions).
  2. Folding a module using a Pokey Stick.
  3. Joining modules together to form a chain. (coming soon)
  4. Joining chain ends together invisibly. (coming soon)
  5. Stitching rows together. (coming soon)
  To aid clarity, I will be using coloured paper instead of candy wrappers. 

(1) How to fold a module (link).

(2) Folding a module using a Pokey Stick

Large modules can be folded on your work surface without too much trouble. Smaller modules are more difficult to fold and the smaller the module the harder it becomes. The Pokey Stick can also be used when joining modules together. Inserting the point of the Pokey Stick into a module to open it up slightly makes it easier to insert the next module.

Once you get used to using a Pokey Stick for folding the smaller modules, you'll wonder how you managed without one. If you don't find folding with a Pokey Stick faster, I'll be very surprised. Folding acuracy is also improved.

fig.2 Pokey Stick

The measurments of the Pokey Stick I normally use are: Length 5" (125mm) x Diameter 3/16" (5mm). The smaller the bit of paper you are folding, the thinner the Pokey Stick needs to be. A project I made some time ago required a cocktail stick to fold the pieces, because they were so small. I don't often need to use modules this small but it is a challenge that I enjoy.

(3) Joining modules together to form a chain. (coming soon)

(4) Joining chain ends together invisibly. (coming soon)

(5) Stitching rows together. (coming soon)

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