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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489930
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Size: 195x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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& Other Paper Creations by Marie Claire Idées & Ghylenn Descamps

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Book Description

Origami: & other paper creations is an inventive, trendy, and refined look at the popular Japanese art of paper folding. It features 40 projects and accessories ranging from jewellery, bookmarks, table decorations, children’s room decorations, and projects for holiday activates and past times. Marie Claire Idées manages to construct a fresh, new look at this traditional form of paper-crafting while remaining true to the authentic and modest elements of the Japanese style.
The projects have been carefully selected to appeal to the amateur paper crafter while offering inspiration for those who are more adept at the craft. The instructions are easy to follow with detailed diagrams, templates and beautiful photography accompanying the projects.

Simple and easy to master designs
Popular hobby activity for children, and for decorating the home
Compiled and designed by the Marie Claire Idées group a renowned and respected international hobby craft brand
Emphasis on the traditional, understated aspects of the Japanese craft

About the Author

About Marie Claire Idées

Marie Claire Idées is the essential place for creative hobbies from cross stitch, sewing, crochet and embroidery to dyeing painting and collage. It is a community of creative and passionate people who share their creations and ideas through the magazine Marie Claire Idées and the website marieclairedé

About Ghylenn Descamps

Ghylenn Descamps trained in graphic design at the Met de Pennighen workshop, Paris. She became a storyteller, graphic artist, photographer, children’s illustrator and author of numerous creative pastime books and even cookery books before becoming a designer for Marie Claire Idées magazine. This is her first book on the subject of origami.

Love to Make

June 2015

For anyone who loves playing with paper, then this book is a must. Origami is suitable for all ages and is easily achievable with a little experience and patience. This beautiful book contains 40 simple origami-inspired ideas using easily obtainable Japanese papers, but also suggests other suitable papers and the basic equipment you will need. A perfect book for projects to make during the summer holidays and for decorating the home, these marvellous paper creations are bound to be a hit with children and adults alike.

Dec 13

This Origami title is not for purists (the title tag line is the opt-out) which is fine by me. Origami traditionalists allow only folding and no cutting or embellishment cheats. If you bought this book right now, you would find a host of easy-make projects suitable as stocking fillers: the modular origami star hairgrips, some cute tree decorations, and an adorable childs tea set with a tea kettle and cups (sweet, but oh-so-simple to make). Theres also an origami crane New Year Card (New Years is super-bigtime in France). This is a card with an origami crane stuck on, plus a few paper cut-outs. You could have figured that one out yourself, surely. Same goes for the New Baby Card, which is an aperture card with a cute mini-origami bunny suspended in the opening. The Sweetie Bags with papercord handles are sweet, indeed. A few of the projects are nicely photographed no-brainers, such as the Japanese Floral Lampshade (a purchased paper lampshade embellished with cut-outs), and the Lucky Turtle Charm (admittedly winning mini-origami turtles attached to a purchased ribbon charm). And a couple of the projects are genius, think-outside-the-box ideas that you probably would never, ever do: for example, the Fish are my Cup of Tea Teabags, in which you make your own fish-shaped teabags (which are stitched together on the sewing machine!). This title is not meant to be a childrens book, but it would make a fine gift for an older child with a interest in origami and papercrafts. There are 40 projects in this book a bit of a stretch. The chapter headings are well-chosen: Jewellery and Lucky Charms (who but a child would wear origami jewellery?), Office Stationery, Decorations for the Home, At the Table, Celebrations, and For Children. Plusses: difficulty level for each project is indicated.The step-by-step origami folding diagrams are in full colour and are very clear. To sum up: a pleasant choice for origami beginners.

Karen Platt

Oct 13

For anyone who loves playing with paper, this book will satisfy your desire to create 40 simple origami inspired designs. The book uses easily obtainable Japanese papers to create doilies, charms, dolls, bunting and more. There are projects for children, occasions, jewellery and special decorations. This is an excellent origami book using traditional techniques to create contemporary designs. Full instructions are given for each project with excellent illustrations. The projects are easy to follow.

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