Origami Butterflies Mini Kit: Fold Up a Flutter of Gorgeous Paper Wings! [With DVD and Origami Paper]

Origami Butterflies Mini Kit: Fold Up a Flutter of Gorgeous Paper Wings! [With DVD and Origami Paper]

by Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
     
 

Fold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami kit.

Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. 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

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Fold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami kit.

Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. 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 and paper crafters everywhere. In Origami Butterflies Mini Kit, LaFosse presents six exclusive, all-new butterfly designs specifically created with the paper crafts novice in mind.

This collection has rarely-seen origami designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious "LaFosse Origami Butterfly Folding System." This exciting new oriagmi kit with accompanying DVD represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection.

This origami book contains

  • 32 page, full color book
  • 6 original designs
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and pictures
  • 40, 5-inch origami paper sheets
  • Accompanying DVD
These elegant forms—each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue—showcase the versatility of the origami folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make literally hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key paper folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folder's art today.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The combination of butterflies, origami and Michael LaFosse cannot be anything but magical. I guarantee that this book will enchant you." —Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment and former Chief Evangelist at Apple

"LaFosse and Alexander have built up an enviable reputation for producing top quality origami products, carefully and expertly crafted for folders of all levels. Their work is an inspiration." —Nick Robinson, author of Origami Kit For Dummies and World's Best Origami

"These pages present a kaleidoscope of colorful origami butterflies. The authors uphold the philosophy of Akira Yoshizawa sensei, who opened LaFosse's eyes to origami's endless possibilities, which you can now also explore." —Dave Brill, former President of the British Origami Society, and author of Brilliant Origami

"LaFosse and Alexander have observed and passionately captured the essence of the butterfly with their exceptional designs. These magnificent butterflies undergo their metamorphosis in the authors' hands." —Reiko Nishioka, Director of Education at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

"Noted origami experts LaFosse and Alexander focus on folded-paper butterflies in this elegant how-to guide. After presenting the basic architecture for an origami butterfly, the authors provide a number of variations, most named after well-known origami enthusiasts. Fully illustrated step-by-step directions for each butterfly are included, and five hours of video instruction are provided on the enclosed DVDs."— Library Journal

"You cannot go wrong with any book by these authors, much less with this delightful collection of origami butterflies!" —Origami Spirit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784805312780
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Edition description:
Book and Kit with DVD
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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