Monday, February 24, 2014

Everybody Kirigami! Review

I have long admired the ancient craft of paper cutting and couldn't wait to start the projects in Everybody Kirigami by Mitsuhiko Imamori published by Vertical, Inc. of New York. Just add scissors to transform paper into art by simply folding and cutting,  then open to reveal patterns that will delight. 53 projects explore Kirigami's rectangular, square and triangular bases. 20 pages of ready-to-fold and cut patterns on two kinds of colorful paper (heavy and light weight) will provide hours of enjoyment. Simple yet beautiful, this is what I did with February's Cranes pattern. A fun kit for the beginner. Get your copy below!
http://www.vertical-inc.com/books/everybodykirigami.html
CONTENTS
Explanation of Instructions
Decorations that Reflect Life
Spring . Summer . Autumn .Winter
Preparation
Seasonal Kirigami
January
Lion Dance . Camellia . Lobster . Racket & Shuttle
February
Snowflakes . Snowman . Cranes
March
Doll Festival . Ferns . Horsetails . Bamboo shoots
April
Cherry Blossoms . Butterflies
May
Carp Banner . Carnation . Oak Leaf
June
Hydrangeas . Snails . Umbrellas . Frogs
July
Milky Way . Seashell . Yacht . Ice Cream . Rhino Beetles . Stag Beetles
August
Sunflowers . Goldfish . Fan . Watermelon . Sparkler
September
Harvest Moon . Dragonfly . Grapes . Persimmon . Chestnuts . Rabbits
October
Ginko . Maple . Bat . Baseball . Sneakers
November
Chocolate Vine . Migratory Birds . Daikon . Carrot . Lotus Root
December
Santa Claus . Tree . Reindeer . Shortcake . Candles . Bells
Various Patterns
Everybody Kirigami! is available in both my Canadian and USA Amazon Store's and worldwide at Random House. Vertical translates the best contemporary Japanese books. Check out their unique catalog at Vertical Publishing. 
http://www.vertical-inc.com/

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