Essential Origami: How To Build Dozens of Models from Just 10 Easy Bases
In Essential Origami, paper-folding experts Steve and Megumi Biddle reveal a remarkably comprehensive and easy-to-use technique to create dozens of dazzling models. The key to this unique approach is mastering just 10 easy base folds: the Bird Base, the Blintz Base, the Fish Base, the Frog Base, the Kite/Diamond Base, the Nappy Fold, the Pig Base, the Preliminary Fold, the Waterbomb Base, and the Windmill Base. Building on these base folds allows for countless creative inventions-from koala bears, Scottish terriers, antelopes, dragons, pandas, and planes with propellers, to multi-unit spheres, octagonal boxes, and other exquisite geometrical designs.
In addition to more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations, Essential Origami contains helpful paper-folding tips, note-worthy trivia, and fascinating explanations that illuminate the worlds of both ancient and contemporary origami. A compendium to delight the novice and the expert alike, Essential Origami puts centuries of noteworthy techniques at everyone's fingertips.
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SIMPLE ORIGAMI FOLDS
PIG BASE Traditional
KITE AND DIAMOND BASES
11 Valley fold bird base bottom edge bottom to top diaper fold fish base flap of paper flat and unfold fold the bottom fold the front fold the left-hand fold the paper fold the point fold the right fold the right-hand fold the side fold the top frog base front flap half from bottom half from right half from side half from top hand point Inside reverse fold kite base layer of paper left-hand point left-hand sloping edge meet the middle middle fold-line Mountain fold paper flat paper in half paperfolders petal fold pig base position shown preliminary fold Press it flat Press the paper Press them flat Repeat steps right-hand layer right-hand point shape square of paper Step fold tail thereby completing top and bottom top edge top layer top point top to bottom Traditional triangle triangular flap Turn the paper Valley fold waterbomb base white side windmill base