Chinese crafts in Holland: paper making, paper folding & embroidery

The Crafts Council Nederland organized the second Crafts Campus in Wilhelminaoord (Holland) during the 12th – 17th July 2017 for fashion and design students, professionals, folders and anyone who wants to develop their skills. In this short, intensive course received a lot of knowledge of Chinese traditional techniques and new applications like by the Miao […]

Origami in the Food Chain

or, Integrating Origami in Lesson planning Our children love origami, and as school librarian in South Africa, I foster that love wherever possible. In addition to our afternoon Origami Club, with the help of my colleagues, I integrate origami into regular lessons. Recently our grade 4s have been studying the topic of Food Chains in […]

Spinner

A simple spinner designed by Nick Robinson

Class on the history of paperfolding

I gave this class twice in Buenos Aires last year. One was in November 2015, at Origamiteca, a small and delightful shop with a workshop attached  and the second one in December 2015 in Daiwa, a Japanese center. Eleven people attended the course at Origamiteca and 18 at Daiwa. It is an amazing number of […]

Pythagoras Tree

Fransesco Mancini designed an origami version of this simple yet effective model and taught it in a school. Nick Robinson adapted it to “A” rectangles and also taught it in school. More details on wikipedia

Erwin Hapke – lone folder

Read the amazing story of Erwin Hapke, who lived alone for 40 years and created thousands of folded models from paper and metal. He arranged them in his house in Unna, Germany as in a museum. Only now, after his death, his art has been discovered. Thanks to Coral Romà for sharing this story.