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A Preview of My Upcoming Origami Book, Available Soon!

There hasn’t been a ton of activity on the site lately because for the past several months I’ve been living in a country with really slow Internet. Because of that I’ve been using my spare time to make an origami book since that’s all off-line work.

I’ve posted a little bit about the book’s status on social media and I’m pleased to announce that it’s almost finished!

I’m editing the book now and after that all I need to do is finish up the cover.

The book is aimed for complete origami beginners who want to learn origami but might have found it intimidating.

The first section of the book goes through all the basic folds and bases. Each technique builds on the last one and if you work through that section you’ll have a very good grasp of all the basics.

The rest of the book has diagrams for 76 traditional origami models and 1 that it turns out was designed by Paolo Bascetta.

I need to give a huge thanks to Paolo Bascetta for giving permission to include his Masu Box Divider in the book and for helping me out with the diagrams too!

The diagrams are incredibly detailed and show one step at a time so there’s no confusion. There’s no parts that ask you to repeat steps on the other side or anything like that.

The models are sorted into 5 different categories based on difficulty. They’re also arranged by techniques as well. As you work through the book you’ll find a section with several models based on the Fish Base for example.

Everything will get progressively more difficult as you work through the book and build on what you’ve learned previously.

Here’s a random sample of some of the pages from the book to give you an idea what to expect.

 

 

 

Here’s a preview of the cover artwork by the very talented Brenda Saydak over at Bliss and Kittens.

 

The book will be available first as a paperback and an eBook version will be coming soon too. The eBook will be available as soon as I figure out the best way to make that.

I’ll be announcing when the book is available to my email list first. There might also be some launch bonuses for the people on my list as well so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already at the bottom of the page!

Finally, here’s a preview of all 77 models that are diagrammed in the book.

As I mentioned before this is a book for beginners so if you have no problems folding the traditional origami frog (the most difficult model in this book) then this book isn’t for you.

 

Angel Fish

 

Angel Fish

 

Beetle

 

Bird

 

Bunny Balloon

 

Butterfly

 

Butterfly

 

Carp

 

Cat Face

 

Catamaran

 

Chair

 

Chick

 

Chicken

 

Christmas Tree

 

Cicada

 

Crab

 

Crane

 

Crow

 

Crown

 

Cup

 

Dog Face

 

Dolphin

 

Dragon

 

Dragonfly

 

Duck

 

Fish

 

Flapping Bird

 

Fly

 

Fortune Teller

 

Fox

 

Frog

 

Goldfish Balloon

 

Goldfish

 

Heron

 

Horse

 

House

 

Iris Flower

 

Jumping Frog

 

Ladybug

 

Lantern

 

Long Box

 

Lotus Flower

 

Mandarin Duck

 

Masu Box Divider, Designed by Paolo Bascetta

 

Masu Box Lid

 

Masu Box

 

Owl

 

Pajarita (Little Bird)

 

Parakeet

 

Parrot

 

Peacock

 

Penguin

 

Phoenix

 

Piano

 

Pig

 

Pigeon

 

Pinwheel

 

Rabbit

 

Rabbit

 

Rooster

 

Sailboat

 

Samurai Helmet

 

Seal

 

Sitting Crane

 

Sitting Dog

 

Sitting Elephant

 

Star Box

 

Swallow

 

Swan

 

Table

 

Talking Crow

 

Talking Fish

 

Tulip Flower

 

Turtle

 

Water Bomb

 

Whale

 

Yakko-San

 

If you have any questions about the book let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to sign-up for the email list as well and you’ll be the first to know when the book is available!