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World Origami Days –Vermont Local Celebration

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On Saturday November 10th, 2012 from 11am – 4pm, World Origami Days (WOD) will be celebrated at the One Corner Gallery, 39 School Street, in Arlington, VT.

World Origami Days is a two-week international celebration honoring the art of Origami. This global event traditionally begins October 24th, the birthday of Lillian Oppenheimer (1898-1992), founder of Origami USA. It ends November 11th, the day designated in Japan as Origami Day.

For our local celebration, we will be distributing free origami figures including flowers, animals, geometric modular rings and stars, among others. There will also be a handout that includes fun facts about origami, the World Origami Days Celebration, and useful resource suggestions including books, publications, and websites.

Origami is a wonderful process-oriented tool that can both teach and entertain. It is always gratifying to see the creative and educational benefits it brings to people of all ages.

If you are around Southern VT on November 10th, come and celebrate with us!

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Update: Some people asked me for instructions for figures appearing in the picture above.

Here I highlight those for which I can provide instructions. Click on the links below the photo.

1. Rose in Nest (L.Torres)   2. Anillo del Río (E. del Río)   3. Peacock (E. Binzinger)

4. Sakura Star (D. Martínez)    5. Heart Box (F. Ow)   6. Decorative Chain (Laura Kruskal)

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  • Christine Rohde November 13, 2012, 3:46 am

    Hello Leyla,
    I do love that basket full of Origami … so colorful.
    Can you tell me where I can find instructions for that little heart envelope? I would love to fold it myself.
    Thank you in advance.
    Greetings from Germany
    Christine

  • Kristin Bray November 5, 2012, 8:29 pm

    Leila,

    Thinking globally, I will be quite near So. VT for your World Origami Day celebration. Locally, Arlington, MA (or more accurately, E. Lexington) isn’t near enough. But a group of us moms at my kids school often spend mornings doing origami (among other crafts) and I know we would enjoy doing our own version of a WOD fest. Would you be willing to share a copy of your handouts? Thanks for your art, your blog, and your inspiration,
    Kristin

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