Textile Folding -Inspiring a Creative Spirit

The art of folding can be practiced with different mediums and materials. Kate Barber  is a textile artist from Exeter, Rhode Island who weaves and colors her own cloth. She then uses this fabric to compose delicate pleated art pieces much like the tessellations that are familiar to origami artists. I asked Kate about her … Read more

How to Have Fun Making an Oversize Origami Shirt

I believe that having fun is one of the secrets to a happy life. The annual Origami USA convention in New York City, held this year at St. John’s University, is always a fun and happy highlight of my year. This event is up to four days of entertainment, intellectual challenge, and an opportunity to share ideas and create … Read more

Origami Art Therapy for Mental Health

“To send light into the darkness of human beings~ such is the duty of the artist.”  Schumann The therapeutic gift that origami can bring to people who are mentally ill is something that Rosemary Browne has seen first hand. Rosemary is a passionate origami teacher who has been helping people overcome their mental challenges by … Read more

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 … Read more

A New and Creative Way of Making One Thousand Origami Cranes

Orizuru, a paper crane, a symbol of peace and the most classic of Japanese origami. Senbazuru, a thousand cranes! You might have heard of the Japanese legend promising to grant a wish, good luck or recovery from illness to those who fold one thousand cranes. On my travels through Instagram, I have been following the … Read more

Origami –Changing People’s Life for the Better

Please reflect for a minute on this question: How has origami contributed to your life? How would you answer it? In the video shown here, I interview Sara Adams (Germany) at the 2015 OrigamiUSA convention, in New York City. During our conversation I asked Sara this very question. She responded eloquently and also answered other questions regarding her … Read more

Origami on Postage Stamps, Interview With a Collector

Origami practitioner José Tomás Buitrago has loved and practiced the art of paper folding since childhood. He is interested in the history of origami as well as in the relationship between origami and mathematics. He is also a collector of postage stamps featuring origami themes! Over the years, José has attended many international origami conventions. … Read more

An Interview with Meenakshi Mukerji, Master of Modular Origami

In addition to her well-known modular origami pieces, Meenakshi Mukerji is now designing single-sheet origami figures. One of her most recent creations is the Kusumita, a geometric flower. This model has served as a base for numerous variations, including three of the suit symbols in a set of traditional playing cards. Meenakshi has kindly given me … Read more

Beth Johnson’s Origami Design Secrets

Beth Johnson has been creating ingenious and elegant origami models, which she shares through her Flickr page and on her own website. Originally from Toledo, Ohio,  she currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and young son. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s in natural resources with a focus … Read more