Folding Together (FoTo) gatherings on Saturdays

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First of all, I'm sorry if I'm posting this on the wrong subforum. If I did, would a moderator or administrator please move it to the proper one? This isn't an origami club nor group, it's a series of informal gatherings. That's why I posted it here instead of the "Origami Clubs and Websites" subforum.

Anyway, many of the attendees from the Frankensteinian method presentation/workshop I had imparted some weeks ago proposed we kept on meeting. We will be gathering once a month to just fold together; kinda like the local folding gatherings but without being local. We are people from a wide variety of countries from all over the world.

The gatherings are called Folding Together - FoTo. The first one will be this Saturday June 6, 11:00 - 1:00 pm New York / 4:00 - 6:00 pm (London). We will all be talking in English since it's a global language.

You're invited to join, via Zoom platform. If you're interested send a message to gerardo(a)neorigami.com
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Last FoTo gathering was a great success. I'm including here pictures and comments from participants:
Steve wrote:I really loved the unique "Folding Together (FoTo) Gathering". It was an exceptional video-group folding experience. Gerardo created a bit of a mystery around the Folding Game which framed the session perfectly. I couldn't imagine what we were going to do. I've never participated in a session where participants contributed to a model (windmill base) step by step - very entertaining. Gerardo’s patience, attention to detail and process elements really made the session go comfortably. Creating our own Froebel's was fun and amusing. Everyone created something unique. The best part was the smaller breakout sessions where we attempted to duplicate each other’s Froebel. The breakouts let us visit and get to know other folders from around the world. I want to thank Gerardo for all the time, forethought, planning and patience’s he put into the session. In my breakout we had some very experienced folders and no one had ever participated in anything like it, truly unique.
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Soledad from Argentina wrote:I’m still processing what I lived yesterday. I’m so happy, so amused; I can’t find the words! I’ve never been in an international convention but this felt almost like one, with all the joy of getting to know new people from around the world; everyone joining together with the same passion and overall the same interest in making new friends. Your dynamics were wonderful. I’m not used to creating new models and working without a diagram, but those initiatives were inspiring!
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This Saturday July 4, 11:00 - 12:30ish pm (New York) / 4:00 - 5:30ish pm (London) / 8:30 - 10:00ish pm (New Delhi), there will be another Folding Together - FoTo gathering. You are all welcome; it's through the Zoom platform. If you would like to attend, simply send me a message: gerardo(a)neorigami.com
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Once again, this Saturday August 8, 11:00 - 1:00ish pm (New York) / 4:00 - 6:00ish pm (London) / 8:30 - 10:30ish pm (New Delhi), there will be another Folding Together - FoTo gathering. You are all welcome to join; it's through the Zoom platform. If you would like to attend, simply send me a message: gerardo(a)neorigami.com

At the previous gathering, Govind taught a variation of Heptad ring, which is a model by Jeff Beynon:

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And Simon taught Emu created by Robert Lang:

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This Saturday Octobre 3, 11:00 - 1:00ish pm (New York) / 4:00 - 6:00ish pm (London) / 8:30 - 10:30ish pm (New Delhi), there will be a Folding Together - FoTo gathering. You are all welcome to join; it's through the Zoom platform. At each gathering, two volunteers teach how to fold each a different simple or intermediate model. After that, everyone is divided into smaller groups just to meet people from different countries that share one common interest: origami!

If you would like to attend, simply send me a message: gerardo(a)neorigami.com

At the September 5 gathering, Rosemary from UK and Italy taught both the twist fold (square twist), which is attributed to no one, and Shell Envelope (A Random Envelope) created by Paula Versnick.

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Christine from the US also taught us that day how to fold Diamondrose Squarejumper, which is a variation by Gerwin Sturm of Diamond, a model created by Caroline Cermak.

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And at the August 8 gathering, Asha from India taught mitre and forage cap, which are both traditional models.

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At that same gathering, Tej who's also from India, taught Baggi Box created by Guissepe Baggi and Jumping Frog created by Michael LaFosse. With the two models we were to help the frogs jump into their "wells".

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This Saturday October 31, 10:30 - 12:30ish (New York) / 14:30 - 16:30ish (London) / 20:00- 22:00ish (New Delhi), there will be a Folding Together - FoTo gathering. You are all welcome to join; it's through the Zoom platform. At each gathering, two volunteers teach how to fold each a different simple or intermediate model. After that, everyone is divided into smaller groups just to meet people from different countries that share one common interest: origami!

Since it's the 31st, you're invited to wear a costume, mask, hat, wig, makeup or whatever. I'll be using an origami hat! If you would like to attend, simply send me a message: gerardo(a)neorigami.com

At the previous gathering, Usman Rosyidhi from Indonesia taught his own model Rotari Star v4.

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And Kalyani from India taught Monkey created by Kunihiko Kasahara:

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