A complete guide to exquisite paper crafting techniques - from uniquely textured handmade paper to intricate folded origami and Japanese-inspired paper crafts.
Over 20 different methods are described with beautiful examples collected from artists around the world - plus clear instructions and step-by-step photographs and artwork diagrams.
Includes numerous projects to help inspire you and invite you to put theory into practice.
Suited to paper crafters at all levels, demonstrating the extraordinay versatility of paper as a creative medium.
Ayako Brodek's love of origami started when she was a little girl. On long ferryboat rides to her grandparents' home in Shikoku, her mother made origami cranes and boats from candy wrappers to chase away the boredom. Her fascination with origami continued, and after thirty years of folding for personal enjoyments she founded OriCraft to introduce her origami creations to a wider audience. Her focus is on designing origami works of art that can be loved and used in everyday life. Wearable origami is one of her biggest passions, and she has devoted considerable time to exploring ways to transform origami objects into exquisite and durable jewellery. She sells her work at art and craft shows and through her website. She also teaches origami to all ages at local libraries and schools.
Prelims Introduction All about paper The Techniques: Origami Pop-ups Paper sculpture Bookbinding Quilling Weaving Paper illuminations Paper cutting Torn paper collage and chigirie Papier mache Making paper Templates Resources, Index and Credits