The Mathematics, Laws and Theory Behind Crease Patterns

The Mathematics, Laws and Theory Behind Crease Patterns

Did you know that paper folding developed in China, Korea, and Europe (in addition to Japan)? Did you also know that the art of paper folding, most commonly associated with Japan, may have in fact been invented in China? Cai Lun, a Chinese eunich and official of the Han Dynasty created paper. It was around…

Wet Folding, What It Is and How to Do It

Wet Folding, What It Is and How to Do It

The grandmaster of origami, Akira Yoshizawa, first created the technique of wet folding. What makes it different from traditional paper folding? Basically, you dampen the paper until it accepts folds, which can give your models a more realistic appearance, add a rounded quality, and allow it to appear malleable. Wet folding creates special sculptures with gentle curves, which…

How to Get Better at Origami, Advice from some of the Best Origami Artists on the Internet

How to Get Better at Origami, Advice from some of the Best Origami Artists on the Internet

I decided to contact several origami experts to get advice about how to improve one’s skill with origami. I received a pretty good response so here is the advice I was given from several highly skilled origami artists. I did edit some of these replies slightly to fix some grammar and spelling issues since not…