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Try Origami - Edited

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Swap Coordinator:SpeechieGirl (contact)
Swap categories: Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:20
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2012
Date items must be sent by:June 16, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

Do you do origami? If so, let's swap! Do you want to TRY origami? Great! Let's Swap! Here's a swap for new and experienced origami folders, with the purpose of encouraging more folks to give it a try. There are SO MANY video tutorials out there! And most libraries have at least a few origami books, if not in the adult collection, at least in the kid's collection. And that's fine! Origami paper is inexpensive and available at most arts and crafts stores. Even better, you can fold almost any paper that's thin and crisp. (I don't recommend construction paper for origami, as it's the opposite of thin and crisp. You can use scrapbook paper, but cardstock will be a challenge.)

For this swap, you will have one partner, and you will send him/her one origami model. Fold at the best of your ability, and send a project that looks nice and neat. If you're new to origami, I can assure you that your first project probably won't be nice and neat. Practice a few times on cheap paper before you try a model out of any special paper you want to use for your partner.

Include the name of the designer if you know it, and the source (book title or website) for instructions, in case your partner wants to make one, too. If you don't know either, that's OK, but tell you partner how you learned the model.

There are MANY MANY MANY beginner models out there! Try googling "simple origami instructions" or "beginner origami." Do a search or two on You Tube, where there are plenty of tutorials for beginners. You're sure to find something you like that you can learn to do. If you're brand new to origami, I recommend a book that explains origami symbols, or a video tutorial. You need to know the symbols to fold from a diagram.

If you're an experienced folder, just make one of your favorites for your partner.

This really isn't as hard as it sounds. Raid the children's section of your local library for beginner books if you need to. I hope you enjoy trying a new art form!


kosui 05/16/2012 #

Any form may be sufficient? Isn't there any specification?

SpeechieGirl 05/17/2012 #

This is just to get people more interested in origami. There will probably be beginners. Simple models are OK. The next swap will be more specific, like no cutting and no glue. But for now, I'm just asking swappers to do their best work, at their highest level, even if it's beginner, and send a nice and neat model. More experienced folders can send more advanced models, understanding that they may get a simple model in return. Fold what you like, animal, container, modular, etc. You will be rated for a nice, neat model at any level of difficulty. Hope this helps!

kosui 05/17/2012 #

Thank you for your reply :) I try.

SpeechieGirl 05/21/2012 #

Great, Kosui! I'm happy to have you in the swap!

Lady 06/ 9/2012 #

If you enjoyed this, please consider my "ATC with origami" swap. Can you fold small enough?

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