Zakka Workshop (distributed
in the UK by Search Press)
24 March 2017/ ISBN 9781940552316
by Rachel A Hyde
you have ever wanted to have a go at origami but felt daunted
by the pages of complex diagrams, then this book might be ideal.
Aimed particularly at the younger crafter who enjoys sending
secret notes and decorating school projects, the book shows
how fun and contemporary this ancient craft can be.
You don’t, of course, have to still be at school to appreciate
these projects. You don’t need much to get started either,
not even origami paper, as many items are made using other papers
such as sticky notes and notepads. Decorate your creations with
pens, highlighters, stickers and string to make them your own,
and have fun with other office supplies, such as correction
fluid and staplers. This is a book filled with very clear diagrams,
reminding me fondly of the Robert Harbin books I learned on
as a child. However, the addition of color and a larger format
makes then even easier to follow, as is the fact that everything
in here is very simple – no flapping birds, fish or figures.
Fold hearts, stars, birds, pandas (my favorite), rabbits, butterflies,
ice cream cones, nail varnish bottles, Santa, and many more.
Turn these into gift tags, decorations for cards, bookmarks,
invitations and Christmas decorations, or write secret notes
inside. There are pages of simple drawings at the back to inspire
when you want to decorate your handiwork, and lots of inspiring
photographs showing various uses the folds can be put to. This
is an ideal book for anybody who wants to get started with origami
and learn the basics while actually making something they can
If you cannot find a good range of origami materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
|UK Reviewer: Rachel
Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery