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« on: March 01, 2005 10:07:21 AM »

I came up with this idea last night. But I need to enlist the help of others who enjoy the art of folding paper.

I'm looking to (hopefully) hang tons of paper cranes from the ceiling of my boutique. I'm changing the theme of the shop come the end of March & thought it would be amazing to do paper cranes. Only thing is I could not do this huge project on my own... so I'm looking outside my circle in hopes that other may want to contribute some paper cranes. I would make a list that would display your name &/or your organization and how many were contibuted to the project. Then I was thinking afterwards taking all the cranes to the statue in Seattle of the little girl "Sadako" who started the whole 1000 paper crane story.

The are no real requirements... you could make the paper cranes out of any kind of paper... magazines... candy bar wrappers... it doesn't have to be origami paper.

If you & your friends are interested please email me, and I will send you a link of directions to make the paper crane (or see link on bottom of this page) & the address in which to send your cranes along to or to drop them off if you are in the neighbourhood...


Also of course there will be a little thank you packages to all those who supported the project. Even if you contribute 1-?Huh!!! You will be given credit. So when you do send your paper cranes ensure that you incude all your info.
I'm kind of thinking of this, as an art exhibit that EVERYONE young & old can be a part of. You don't need to be an "artist" to be a part of this project. You just have to have heart.
I think it would be fun for people who are local to Vancouver, to be able to show off the cranes they contribute. They will be on display in the shop from April 1st-August 15th 'ish.
Soooo please pass the word on.
Hope to hear from some of you out there.

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2005 10:15:56 AM »

Oh, that's such a great idea. My roommate and I folded a thousand cranes last year - it's actually surprisingly easy to accumulate them, if you make it a habit while watching tv or movies...I'll see if we have any left to send you.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2005 11:33:43 AM »


That would be great if you could find those old ones. It's funny, I'm just finding out how many people make them while they watch movies & stuff, and they have left over cranes sitting around.

Be sure to include all your vital info when you are ready to send them. Your name, address & how many you are donating.

I'm going to be sending a the little thank you packages once the final project is up & the photos have been taken.
I'm so excited about this project & getting people from all over to send their cranes.

The cranes can be sent to:

221 Abbott St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2K7

And if you live around Vancovuer. Feel free to drop them off in real life by March 25th.....

And spread the word!!!

Thanks so much,
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2005 11:41:09 AM »

oh god I make a ton of those things. I leave them all over the place. I have about 50 boxes of 2" paper crane foldign paper, and I'll carry a pack around in my pocket and just leave them everywhere.

I've started making them into teenytiny earrings,

Next time I make some "big" ones I'll send them your way.

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2005 10:28:46 PM »

Hi... I eat art!!!

I would love it if you would contribute some of your cranes. I love the idea of you leaving paper cranes in places that you've been... I'd be super stoked to find one sitting at a table or on a bench in a park... now even more so that I want to cover the ceiling of a shop!

If you want more info drop me a line!!!


Thanks so much for your interest!!!

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2005 02:06:46 PM »

Where abouts is Abbott street?  (Point Grey, Kits, East Van, Main Street, Downtown...??)

Yay paper cranes!

Also, are you allowing non-paper materials?  I know you say non-traditional papers are okay, but what about, say, fabric?
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005 03:48:16 PM »

Be on the watch for some cranes from Oklahoma!!  I'll send some within the week!


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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2005 04:56:42 PM »

Count me in. It'll be a good excues for me to A. hit the craft store and buy paper and B. learn how to make them.
I used to admire chains of them my middle school principal had in her office that were a gift from a trip to Japan.
I'll try and find out how they're strung together, they were very beautiful displayed that way.

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2005 05:46:16 PM »


I'm so excited to hear from you all!!!

Abbott St. Is in Gastown. We are on Abbott St & Water... off of Cordova St.

You can make the cranes as small or as big as you like... and use whatever materials interest you the most.

Grasshopper!!! That's great!!! Be sure to include you name/address/how many cranes you are contributing, as we will be putting your name on the "wall of fame" & be sending out a thank you package once the project is complete.

Also there is no need to string them together, because we'll do that once ALLLLL the cranes arrive!

Thanks so much for the positive response, I have such a good feeling about this project!

Hope to hear from more ladies out there!!!

You are all the bestest!!!!

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P.S - I also forgot to mention that we would like to try and get all the cranes by March 25th.

« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2005 08:30:50 AM »

Hi Y'all,

I need some help... the replies to my post have fizzled. I need some more help with getting the word out about the paper crane project.

I was just wondering if anyone knows of any other forums that I could post on?

Thanks so much,

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