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Guide to origami

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding.

Traditional origami is done with square shaped papers and does not involving cutting.

There are a multitude of different folds that can be combined into an almost infinite variety of shapes.

While Origami is a traditional art form dating back over several hundred years, it is undergoing constant innovation by modern day origami artists, who are developing and inventing an incredible range of different models.

Standard size origami papers are 15cm x 15cm, these are used to make most origami models.

Notable origami artists include:

shopOrigami paper

Origami papers for beginners
Below are some of the recommended products suitable for beginners.

shopOrigami paper, Assorted colours, 15cm x 15cm, 50 sheets

These are great value paper, they are the basic papers for origami folders.

shopOrigami paper, Assorted colours, 15cm x 15cm, 20 sheets

Make your origami models more exciting with patterned papers.

Additional resources from the web

Below are are links to some great websites:

  • Origami-fun - Lots of videos showing how to fold origami models
  • Easy origami - Great site for children
  • Oriland - Beautiful website showing what is possible with origami
Photo gallery of origami models