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Yes, I’m sure you guessed right! They are all modular origami models because they’re made by joining together several separate units. But they also share another common trait! The units used to build each piece are made with variations of the easy-to-make Windmill Base. In their recently published e-book “Origami, La Base Molino” –Origami The [...]

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When making greeting cards, I like to keep myself open to the many creative possibilities offered by traditional and simple origami models.  In this post we’ll look at one example of using the traditional origami windmill to create different cards. Note for beginners: If you’re just getting into folding, the video below will show you [...]

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Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852), educator, crystallographer, and originator of the kindergarten concept, was one of the first to point to the creation of folded patterns like these featured here. Using white paper only, Fröbel created his own unique collection of folded forms of beauty, as he called them. In the book Extreme Origami author Kunihiko Kasahara displays [...]