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Learn How to Fold this Origami Kitty at Foldspace thumbnail

Will you be at Foldspace to learn how to make this origami kitty? You are invited to attend the first Foldspace origami convention. SEPT 25-27, 2020 ONLINE Together with a group of highly regarded origami teachers, Leyla will be teaching this origami kitty (designed by GenHagiwara) Please note that my affiliation with the event is [...]

Origamigos -The Origami Spirit Membership, Join Today thumbnail

Over the last few months, John and I have been super busy creating a community membership which we’ve named ORIGAMIGOS. The purpose of this membership is to help guide and inspire people from a place of curiosity––where origami is still a bit of a mystery––to a place of confidence and creativity for enjoyment, for practical applications, [...]

How to Make Origami Cats thumbnail

Are you a “cat person” by chance? Ever since our cat, Coco, adopted John and me as her family, in 2012, she became the ruler of our home and of the origami studio in particular. If you too are owned by a cat, like we are, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. In 2002, [...]

Folding Frenzy -Orinuno or Fabric Origami? thumbnail

Louise Mabbs is the next guest presenter at Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami.   Louise has been a textile artist for over 40 years, is the author of the book “Origami Quilts”, and a member of the British Origami Society. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on paper-folding presentations hosted by Gerardo Gacharná. Each presentation [...]

How to Make a Paper Starshade thumbnail

This origami Starshade is a model of an actual device NASA developed to block the light of nearby stars in while observing their orbiting exoplanets. Making the paper model is fun and relatively easy. You need a little patience and some time. If you are new to origami, I have made a video with a [...]

Three Origami Figures to Celebrate the Spirit of Summer! thumbnail

I love summer! Do you love summer too? I have been enjoying the summer here in Vermont this year. It is a place that is my home, and always a source of great pleasure. With almost nine months of cold or freezing weather during the other three seasons, and having been born in a tropical [...]

Origami is not Allowed in Bermuda! thumbnail

A few years back, an events company invited me to give an origami demonstration in Bermuda at a trade show. Traveling to this island for a purpose other than tourism meant that the company that invited me had to request a special work permit from the authorities in Bermuda. Just before my trip, I was [...]

Mindfulness and Creativity with Origami –Workshop thumbnail

Gerardo Gacharná has invited Leyla Torres, writer of this blog, as the next guest speaker of Foldeas: Sharing Ideas through Origami. Foldeas is a series of online hands-on presentations related to paper folding (Zoom Platform). Each presentation is free of charge and features a guest speaker from different countries and backgrounds. The title of Leyla’s [...]