Origami 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

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Creative Publishing International, Aug 1, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages

Have you always been intrigued by origami, but often found the diagrams confusing or the models uninspiring? Origami 101 is here to help. Geared toward the absolute beginner, this book contains more than 40 amazing folding projects for the whole family and includes models that evolve from one of four basic origami shapes. A revolutionary illustration enhancement called Glow Fold makes the diagrams easy to understand. With the introduction of every folding symbol, you'll find a detailed sidebar explaining what it means and a symbol index bookmark that guides you to these sidebars whenever you need to be reminded.

In these pages, you'll learn how to create:

- A roosting robin

- A flowering branch

- A flying dragon

- A sea turtle

- A Tyrannosaurus Rex

- A tree ornament

- A tropical fish

- A graceful swan

- And so much more

With the help of origami enthusiast Benjamin Coleman, you'll learn how this classic craft can be enjoyed by all ages. Amuse yourself and delight your friends with these captivating folded figures!

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Origami 101 This book is big. And Full. It is intended for novices wanting to learn the Japanese art of paper folding. Very little would be helpful to those already versed in the art. This book takes ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Benjamin John Coleman, also known as Benagami,first found success in the business world and then turned to teaching math as a creative outlet. An Origami book he received from a friend brought back childhood memories of paper folding and renewed his fascination with the craft. Always intrigued by the complexity and simplicity of Origami, Ben has most recently devoted his time to making bonsai botanical sculptures from recycled paper that he callsOrigami Bonsai. He has published a book titled Origami Bonsai. Ben maintains http://www.benagami.com and http://www.origamibonsai.org, and he publishes onlineThe Origami Bonsai Electronic Magazine. He lives in Pawtucket,Rhode Island.

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