Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

 

 
 

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  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 types of origami designs distinguished by the intention of the designer..

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   Origami Design Styles   Origami Design Techniques
                     
  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        
                     
  What are the rules of origami?     Conceptual Origami, Origamidada and NOFO / No Fold Origami        
                     
  How do I learn to fold paper?     Minimalist Representational Origami        
                     
  What kind of paper should I use?     Minimalist Abstract Origami        
                     
  How do I learn to understand origami folding instructions?                
                     
  How do I learn to create my own designs?                
                     
  Are all origami designs created equal?                
                     
  Where and when did origami first begin?