Outside the Box Origami: A New Generation of Extraordinary Folds (Tuttle, 2011)
This step-by-step origami book features models that range from simple to complex—all with a touch of creativity and whimsy.
Outside the Box Origami features a mix of single-sheet and modular origami models accompanied by beautiful photos and easy-to-follow diagrams. The offerings range from geometric models like the “Starburst” and “Wreath” to more adventurous and organic models such as “When Pigs Fly!” The book culminates with “Folding Outside the Box” —a challenging single-sheet model that depicts two hands reaching out of a box folding a piece of origami paper.
Since the origami projects start out simple and progress towards more difficulty, this makes a great origami for beginners and is a great way to learn origami!
Fabrigami: The Origami Art of Folding Cloth to Create Decorative and Useful Objects (Tuttle, 2013) (with Jill Stovall and Florence Temko)
Fold decorative origami objects out of cloth with this easy-to-use origami book.
Fabrigami is the art of folding fabrics to create three-dimensional objects ranging from the practical to the whimsical. Like paper, there are countless beautiful fabric designs to choose from, but only fabric has the virtue of being extremely durable.
Fabrigami began as origami legend Florence Temko’s final project. Everyone knows that origami is the art of paper folding, but Temko had begun experimenting with folding fabric to make objects that are just as beautiful but more lasting than paper. Sadly, Temko passed away before the book was completed, but her collaborator, Jill Stovall, continued their work. Now, Stovall—with the aid of Scott W. Stern, a rising young star of origami—brings Fabrigami to print for everyone to use and enjoy.
This origami book begins by presenting instructions on how to treat fabric, so it holds a shape when folded. Then it shares a series of fun craft projects with simple origami-style diagrams that you can use to make a range of lovely objects. Stiffening the fabric requires some practice, but the folds are all easy enough to be considered origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.