Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
 

Electra 60

  Origami Unfolded introduces the ideas and language that will help you understand and appreciate the rich complexity of traditional and modern day origami design.

This page contains:

An FAQ for beginners which provides a basic introduction to paperfolding.

A Family Tree of Origami and other more detailed pages which provide an introduction to the various categories of origami designs.

A Technical Analysis of Origami and other more detailed pages which provide an introduction to some of the many technical aspects of origami design.

 
A Beginners FAQ   Categories of Origami Design   A Technical Analysis of Origami Design
                     
  What is this thing called origami anyway?     A Family Tree of Origami     A Technical Analysis of Origami Design
                     
  What different types of origami are there?     Everyday Origami     Designs based on division into thirds and fifths
                     
  What are the rules of origami?     Surprise Denouement Designs        
                     
  How do I learn to fold paper?     Adaptations        
                     
  What kind of paper should I use?     Conceptual Origami and Origamidada        
                     
  How do I learn to understand origami folding instructions?     NOFO or NO Fold Origami        
                     
  How do I learn to create my own designs?     Active Play Origami        
                     
  Are all origami designs created equal?     Passive Play Origami        
                     
  Where and when did origami first begin?     See-through Designs        
                     
          Double Image Designs        
                     
          Functional Origami        
                     
          Naive Origami        
                     
          Minimalist Representational Origami        
                     
          Minimalist Abstract Origami        
                     
          Single Sheet Pictorial Origami        
                     
          Old School Origami        
                     
          Geometric Sculpture        
                     
          Abstract Representational Origami