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With this charming origami peacock Evi Binzinger (Germany)  shows us an example of the imaginative possibilities of a traditional origami model.  This peacock model shown here is based on the classic paper toy called “cootie catcher”, featured here in a previous post. What Evi has done is to modify one of the corners of the [...]

Thumbnail image for How to Fold a Case to Carry the Multi-Use Folding Tool

Many people have mentioned how much they love their multi-use bamboo folding tool. With it we don’t have to carry a bone folder, toothpicks, skewers, or a pointer for teaching. It is a great all-in-one tool for folding paper. The best thing about the tool is that it reduces finger stress when folding many pieces [...]

Thumbnail image for Eighteen tools for an origami traveler

Since origami is such a portable art, I need only some paper and my hands to make something. But whenever I travel, either near or far away, I always carry with me a small tool bag. The tools in this bag often come in handy allowing me the opportunity to realize spontaneous creative ideas. Here [...]

Thumbnail image for Origami tool found in a craft-and-antique town fair

I happen to live in a town that was the place of residence of American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell from 1939 to 1953. On the second weekend of August, the town of Arlington, Vermont, holds a Craft Fair and Town-Wide Tag Sale. The fair is called Norman’s Attic in honor of their famous former [...]