Jen Patterson – Origami for Children with BFRB

Jen Patterson is a licensed professional counselor and host of Origami Story Club, an origami-based program for children age 6-11 living with a BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior). BFRB behaviors include skin-picking, hair-pulling, or nail-biting. As a special guest presenter on Origamigos, Jen engaged us in a hands-on experience of how she works with children in … Read more

NEW CHALLENGE: 31 ideas to fold and share in October

Please join us any time during this month of October 2022 as we explore this month’s folding themes. This OrigamiSpirit challenge is open to anyone who wants to participate. Here is how to play along: Share origami models (newly folded or folded in the past), concepts or ideas, that include one of the prompts posted … Read more

Do You Ever Experience Pain in Your Hands?

In one of our live Origamigos meetings, the issue of hand pain and trigger finger was brought up: Is there an exercise that can help us heal trigger finger? Here I will expand on my remarks on that meeting and how I personally addressed those issues. Over the years I have occasionally suffered from pain … Read more

NEW CHALLENGE: 30 ideas to fold and share in September

Please join us any time during this month of September 2022 as we explore this month’s folding themes. This OrigamiSpirit challenge is open to anyone who wants to participate. Here is how to play along: Share origami models (newly folded or folded in the past), concepts or ideas, that include one of the prompts posted … Read more

Román Diaz: The best origami ideas are usually simple

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of designing an origami model? Do you stop yourself from even trying? In the interview clip shared below, Roman Diaz shares three great ideas when setting out to create origami figures that will encourage you to try your hand at design. Be humble. Design for yourself, for … Read more

NEW CHALLENGE: 31 things to fold and share in August 2022

Please join us any time during this lovely month of August as we explore this month’s folding theme in the beauty and warmth of this special time: Warm Weather This OrigamiSpirit challenge is open to anyone who wants to participate. Here is how to play along: Share origami models (newly folded or folded in the … Read more