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World Origami Days 2013  ~  Our celebration is  here! World Origami Days, held each year from October 24 to November 11, is a 2-1/2 week celebration of the international community of origami! To join the celebration you are invited to: Watch this 2-minute video carefully. Make a best guess as to the maximum number of [...]

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There are many reasons why I like using Facebook. Keeping in touch with faraway family and friends is convenient; reconnecting with old friends has been rewarding. But the one thing I enjoy most is being able to meet and exchange ideas with other people online who practice the art of origami.  So, how about celebrating [...]

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If you ever have the opportunity to attend an origami convention, don’t miss that opportunity! I’m just back from another mega origami convention in New York City  (June 21-25, 2013).  And as always, it was delicious fun, fun, fun!! It is a delight for me to learn, to meet all those wonderful friends who love the [...]

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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 [...]

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To celebrate World Origami Days* 2012, we are giving away one of these original origami brooches, designed and folded by Leyla Torres,. Visit the Origami Spirit Youtube channel to watch this 2-minute video for details and a chance to win this FREE origami brooch gilded with 23K gold leaf. Deadline November 11th, 2012 6pm (NY [...]

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During the  informal Origami Pin Exchange at this year’s OrigamiUSA convention I folded a number of bees (instructions here) and made pins from them. The photo above shows pins I received in exchange.  Cute and Fun! Many origami models are easily made into pins.  All we need to do is glue a little pin on [...]

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Have you ever tried to fold your living room carpet… into an elephant? At the recent annual Origami USA convention I followed a team of four women who had a lot of fun folding a mega-size origami elephant while participating in the large-size paper folding competition –organized and hosted by Sok Song. The members of [...]

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 Origami Rhino Unfolding from MABONA ORIGAMI on Vimeo. Sipho Mabona from Switzerland: a special guest for this year’s OrigamiUSA convention, June 22-25 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Dennis Walker from Scotland: the creator and maintainer of the Origami Database -GREAT RESOURCE! will be also a special guest at the [...]

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Since the Northwest Coast of the United States is known for frequent rain, the symbol for this year’s Pacific Coast Origami Convention –PCOC* was an umbrella. The convention was held in Bellevue, WA from September 29th to October 2nd. • Patty Grodner created the lovely rainy-day-themed composition which she displayed at the PCOC exhibit -shown [...]