Month: July 2013

Aldo Tolino teaches me how to crumple, part 3 of 3

Origami Crumpling Instructions

Here’s another instructional video, covering the simplest of the Vincent Floderer-style crumpling techniques. If you’re unaware of this style of folding, it was brought to the awareness of the global origami community via Paul Jackson, a British origamist and designer. Vincent Floderer learned this technique and really developed it to new heights, and has been focusing primarily on it for more than two decades now! I highly recommend checking out his website to see some of the amazing examples of his work. Give this model a try and let me know how it turns out for you! Eric

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Origami Hyperbolic Paraboloid Instructions

Here’s a short video I knocked together on how to fold a hyperbolic paraboloid, which is a folding exercise from the Bauhaus school (notably from Josef Albers). I learned about this model ages ago, but the great research work of Erik and Marty Demaine clued me in to the real history behind this piece, as well as numerous other tessellated & geometrical folding patterns! This folding method I demonstrate is a fast way of doing it, and the method I use when teaching classes as it saves a massive amount of time. I highly recommend giving this model a try!

Origami for All: Elegant Designs from Simple Folds

Origami for All Giveaway

Sara Adams, prolific origami video creator and teacher, is running an origami giveaway – deadline July 13th. The prize: a free copy of our new book, Origami for All! Sara has been a big supporter of our new book and we’re very grateful for her kind words and enthusiasm. Please check out her contest and join in, the prize is fantastic 🙂