Step-by-step guide to 50 miniature origami projects.
Minigami is packed with great new origami designs using all the popular new forms of miniature origami such as tea-bag folding and Iris folding.
These unique modular forms can be used as:
The book includes practical advice for choosing the right paper and also explains the standard folding symbols.
The projects range from those for absolute beginners to pieces for intermediate and advanced artists. Step-by-step instructions illustrated in color enable artists of any skill level to create almost any miniature design.
Minigami is a fascinating craft that will challenge traditional origami enthusiasts.
Gay Merrill Gross is an expert in origami and the related skill of napkin folding. She is the author of Origami: The Art of Paperfolding, The Art of Napkin Folding, Folding Napkins, Napkin Folds for Special Occasions and three introductory books on origami. She lives in New York City.
If you are new to origami, welcome to a wonderful world of clever paper creations, made from simple materials and the most basic of tools -- your own two hands! The transformation of a sheet of plain paper into fanciful form is truly magical.
Origami is probably a lot easier to do than you might have imagined. As with learning anything new, a little patience and perseverance will serve you well. Here are some additional things to keep in mind when folding; even experienced folders may find useful tips here.
Learn the basics
If you are a beginner, start with the simplest models and work your way toward those that are a little more difficult. If you are an experienced folder, you should have no trouble with any of the designs, even those rated as challenging.
Point to point, line to line
Sharp, flat folds
Look ahead to get ahead
Mountains are better guides
Take a break
Note to readers
Materials and Techniques
Picture Index and Resources