Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

debuts of the month book price comparison
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Paper Home Beautifully Unique Origami Projects by Esther Thorpe
  

Paper Home Beautifully Unique Origami Projects

Arts & Crafts   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

I’ve read that origami is going to be the next “thing” after adult colouring books, another craft that can help stress relief and bring about the state of mindfulness. As an introduction to the craft, Esther Thorpe demonstrates some modern and useful applications for origami, providing decorative items for the home, everything from mobiles and mini storage baskets to paper flowers and lampshades. ~ Sue Baker

Like for Like Reading
Easy Origami, John Montroll
Papercraft, DK

Click here to find out how Esther Thorpe came to write this book.

Synopsis

Paper Home Beautifully Unique Origami Projects by Esther Thorpe

With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe's first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape - an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child's mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.

About the Author

Esther Thorpe

Esther Thorpe is an avid origami fan and specialises in multi-modular origami creations. She enjoys celebrating the traditional Japanese art of paper folding while adding a contemporary edge. With a background in both graphic design and teaching primary aged children, Esther also enjoys providing origami workshops. She sells handmade and bespoke origami masterpieces from her website www.origamiest.co.uk. Esther appeared on Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Christmas on Channel 4 in December 2015.

Author photo © Kristy Noble

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

9th June 2016

Author

Esther Thorpe

More books by Esther Thorpe
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

origamiest.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Pavilion Books

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Categories

Arts & Crafts
eBook Favourites

Origami & paper engineering

ISBN

9781910904329

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools