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The previous chapter showed how a single straight cut can create an extraordinary variety of pop-up forms, depending on how the creases are arranged and how a pop-up is displayed. This chapter shows how these simple basics can be developed, while still using just one cut and either the ‘Three and One’ or ‘Two and Two’ crease patterns.

It shows how the cut can be changed to become almost any cut line you can imagine, how the shape of the card need not be a simple rectangle, how the size of the pop-up can be changed relative to the size of the card and how the folds need not be parallel to each other. These are not new technical ideas – they will ...

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