your own indoor garden just by folding squares of paper. Populate
it with flowers, animals, birds and insects, and adorn your
washing line with a cheerful array of summer garments. Make
frogs leap, rabbits hold gifts and baskets brim with goodies
for a fun table arrangement.
Origami has been around for a long time, and inside this book
are over forty both traditional and modern designs. These
are showcased on four double page spreads showing them in
attractive garden settings and giving ideas as to how they
could be displayed. There is a useful double page of all the
symbols used, with their names and how you fold them. Then
come several pages showing each model on its own, six to a
page with skill level (1-3) and page you can find it on. The
actual projects are not listed in any real order but show
the models displayed in various ways together with some excellent
folding diagrams. These show the front as colored and the
reverse as plain, which is helpful, and each stage has a caption.
In true Search Press style there are plenty of stages for
foolproof folding and even beginners to origami ought to find
this book a good introduction to the hobby. Perhaps the best
thing of all is the pocket on the inside of the back cover
containing twenty sheets of both plain and patterned origami
paper so the lucky recipient of this book can get started
right away. This would make a great gift if you can bear to
part with it.
If you cannot find a good range of origami materials locally
for a list of suppliers.