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Origami Butterflies Mini Kit

RRP $14.99

Michael LaFosse is an acknowledged master of the paper-folding arts, but his origami butterflies have won him special acclaim. Hundreds of LaFosse's winged creations are featured in exhibitions around the world, and his iconic butterfly designs are admired by origami enthusiasts everywhere. In this collection, LaFosse presents six exclusive, all-new butterfly designs specifically created with the paper crafts novice in mind. This fun and instructive origami kit will kickstart your creativity with: 6 gorgeous butterfly designs, including 'A Butterfly for George Morkiami' and 'A Butterfly for Reiko'A 32-page booklet, featuring full-color, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow origami diagrams40 brilliant, full-color, 5-inch folding papersAn instructional DVD with more than an hour of video lessons taught by LaFosse himself.

Whether you're a beginner or a more seasoned origami practioner, you will learn to hone your folding skills and achieve consistent results while creating your own stunning collection of paper butterfly models.

About the Authors

Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learningcenter and design studio that produces folded art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. LaFosse was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning film, "Between the Folds," by Vanessa Gould.
Co-founder of the Origamido Studio, Richard L. Alexander is the chief papermaker and is a frequent collaborator with other famous paper artists. He has consulted with apparel, container, toy, and consumer product designers to incorporate folding theory into familiar daily use objects. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.


Origami Paper In A Box : Japanese Patterns

RRP $19.99

These kits feature beautiful folding papers in a variety of Japanese patterns and step-by-step folding instructions of origami models—everything you need to create amazing origami art! The ancient art of origami originated in Japan, where it was steeped in tradition. The 4 models presented in this kit include several with strong symbolic meanings, as well as those which have practical uses, and those that are just for fun.

The included book opens with an illustrated history of origami that highlights master folders and traces the evolution of this pastime and art form up until the present day.

This box includes:

  • A full-colour 32-page book with step-by-step folding instructions
  • 192 sheets of 6” x 6” folding papers
  • 10 gorgeous patterns printed in colour on both sides

About the Author

The Tuttle Publishing Company was established in 1948 in Rutland, Vermont, and Tokyo, Japan, and is today regarded as a premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language, and history.

The company's founder, Charles Egbert Tuttle, Jr., after graduating Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University felt his call of duty and joined the US military. Tuttle was sent to serve under General MacArthur’s staff in Japan immediately following World War II. His primary mission was a post-war revival of the Japanese Publishing Industry.

Tuttle remained in Japan after honorable discharge and began to lay the foundation for what was soon to be the birth of Tuttle Publishing.


Creative Origami Kit

RRP $19.99

Marc Kirschenbaum is one of the world’s leading origami artists, and in Creative Origami Kit, he shares an array of impressive origami projects that can be folded in just a few minutes. Kirschenbaum’s models look like complex constructions that would normally stump a beginner, but eight of these fifteen surprisingly simple creations follow the innovative “Pureland” origami system. Pioneered by English artist John Smith, Pureland origami uses only simple mountain and valley folds in order to make paper folding easier for beginners and impaired folders.

Kirschenbaum draws much of his inspiration from the natural world and the result is an exciting collection of new models, such as:

  • Homage to Picasso
  • Pureland Platypus
  • Pureland Ship in a Bottle
  • Pureland Eagle
  • The Doctor's Dog
Creative Origami Kit includes a 64-page book with detailed instructions for the fifteen new designs Kirschenbaum created specifically for this kit, as well as an instructional DVD and a set of seventy-two colorful origami sheets. Beginners and intermediate origami enthusiasts alike will adore every project in this master-folder’s exciting new kit.

About the Author

Marc Kirschenbaum is a top origami artist who's been practicing his art since the 1970s. He has covered a wide variety of subjects and styles from the wonderfully simple to the unbelievably complex. His works are on display in many museums and exhibitions around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Mingei International Museum, and Hangar-7. Kirschenbaum's models have also been featured in many books, magazines, and periodicals. Marc is an active member of OrigamiUSA, serving on the administrative council and directing the production of many of its publications.

Photographer, Araldo De Luca, who lives and works in Rome, is one of the most highly esteemed art photographers in the world. He complements his visual-narrative language with the skillful use of lighting, and has created a collection of about 80,000 superior art images. He has published in various languages and throughout the world more than 30 photographic books, including the bestselling The Treasures of Ancient Egypt.



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