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May 19, 2009

Ramin Razani Spinners

Ramin Razani spinner

(Can you tell we've had a lot of rain recently? Look at that grass!)

Ramin Razani is the author of Phantastische Papierarbeiten and Kirigami - Faszinierende Gru├čkartenRamin Razani spinner, and the designer of Zoolights, a fanciful menagerie of lamps, but that's another story.

Ramin Razani spinner

Okay, okay, I'm getting to the point already.

I made Razani's star spinner as a warm up. Mine is quite large, but I think a handful of smaller ones hanging from a garland would be great for the Fourth of July. And of course Christmas.

Ramin Razani spinner

Making your own is fairly simple. I divided my heart down the center and slid the right side down, (leave the outermost heart alone) to a point halfway between where it started and the next lower line.

Ramin Razani spinner

Download heart files: DXF, PDF, SVG, Silhouette Studio.

Cut out the shape. Score the center line above and below the center heart. Do not score through the center heart.

Turn the center heart to one side, flipping it 180° and creasing at the center fold line. Continue to flip each of the hearts 180°, all to the same side, one at a time, from the center out. It will seem like they're winding up around the center fold.

Ramin Razani spinner