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Thumbnail image for Make Beautiful Modular Origami Kusudamas

When you see a picture of these kusudamas you might say “Oh that’s beautiful”. But when you actually make one and hold it in your own hands you will appreciate it all the more. You don’t have to have a PHD in math or in art to make gorgeous modular origami pieces. Just open one of Ekaterina [...]

Thumbnail image for The Origami Garden, a New Book by Ioana Stoian

Ioana Stoian’s first origami book, Origami for All, was lovely debut for her as an origami author. I’m happy to present here her second book: The Origami Garden. I asked Ioana about her new book, and the recent developments in her work. How did The Origami Garden project come about? Soon after self-publishing my first [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Make an Origami Spoon

If you weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth, now you can make this origami spoon -an ingenious example of functional origami, and join that exclusive club of those who were. Many thanks to origami artist and teacher Nguyễn Tú Tuấn (Vietnam) for giving permission to present his origami spoon design in this five-minute [...]

Thumbnail image for ‘Easy Origami’ A New and Lovely Origami Magazine!

Many origami practitioners love the elegance of simple and easy origami! And it was through making simple pieces that most of us were introduced to the art. ‘Easy Origami’ is a new and beautifully produced magazine that aims to introduce the art of paper folding to people interested in crafts, but who might not yet have tried [...]

Thumbnail image for What to Give Someone Who Likes Origami

Are you looking for a good present for someone who likes origami? An origami book is always well received, but Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder might be exactly the special book you are looking for. Read on to find out why. For those people who know the work of Michael LaFosse and Richard [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami Penguin Lovers, Look No Further!

Open Origami for All, a book by Ioana Stoian, and begin a magical 80-page journey through a world of her special origami figures. The book includes an origami penguin (video tutorial shown below) and fifteen other elegant and easy-to-fold origami models. It would make an excellent addition to any origami library. Whether you take this [...]

Thumbnail image for What Do These Origami Figures Have in Common?

Yes, I’m sure you guessed right! They are all modular origami models because they’re made by joining together several separate units. But they also share another common trait! The units used to build each piece are made with variations of the easy-to-make Windmill Base. In their recently published e-book “Origami, La Base Molino” –Origami The [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami for Busy People -Book Review

Marcia Joy Miller’s has been practicing origami for many years and is a seasoned origami artist, designer, and teacher.  Origami for Busy People, her just published first book, is filled with many of her own ingenious models. Without a doubt this book is a treat for origami enthusiasts. What I love about this book: The [...]

Thumbnail image for Why I Buy Origami Books

It was the 1988 Holiday season in New York City. I was walking south on the east side of a very busy Fifth Avenue when I stopped suddenly, spellbound by the image of a huge Christmas tree filled with decorations of folded paper figures revolving in the windows of a Japan Airlines office. It was [...]