Essential Origami: How To Build Dozens of Models from Just 10 Easy Bases

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Macmillan, May 15, 1991 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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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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User Review  - orangejulia - LibraryThing

Another great origami book by the Biddles. I started out with this book, and while I now prefer "The New Origami" this is a great book of patterns as well. The cover dragon, for example, has clear ... Read full review

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All i can say is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Contents

HELPFUL TIPS
8
SIMPLE ORIGAMI FOLDS
15
PIG BASE Traditional
28
WINDMILL BASE
41
DIAPER FOLD
49
KIRIKOMI ORIGAMI
58
KITE AND DIAMOND BASES
61
FISH BASE
76
WATERBOMB BASE
107
PRELIMINARY FOLD
123
FROG BASE
145
BIRD BASE
154
RECTANGULAR AND MODULAR ORIGAMI
170
SENBAZURU AND CRAB Traditional
183
INDEX
192
Copyright

BLINTZ BASE
94

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Page 6 - Packets of origami paper, coloured on one side and white on the other, can be obtained from department stores, toy shops, stationery shops and oriental gift shops.

About the author (1991)

Steve and Megumi Biddle are the authors of several books on origami. They live in England.

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