Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Origami + Kirigami for the Home Review & GIVEAWAY

Just released! It's Origami and Kirigami for the Home: Paper Art Decorations, Gift Wrapping, and Handmade Cards by Wei You. This UK paper artist shows how to make paper decor for special occasions. Explore the versatility and beauty of paper with the Japanese arts of origami and kirigami. In origami, paper is folded and creased, while in kirigami the paper is folded and cut. Both traditional and contemporary designs are featured. Easy-to-follow instructions, photographs, and diagrams guide you step by step. Each project is neatly laid out and includes a materials list and difficulty rating of 1 through 5 stars. Not confident with typical origami directions? Go straight to the online video instructions by following the link provided or scan the QR code with your phone. Twenty-seven videos accompany this book. I folded the Hakobu and Hinode - Crane Place Card Holders. Their exotic looks and usefulness appeal to me. They are popular on Etsy. Each crane model has a 3-star difficulty rating. Both designs are first-time folds for me. For the Hinode crane, I followed the online video instructions. The videos are well done. I moved through the folds quickly, easily, and smoothly. For the Hakobu crane model, I followed the printed instructions. Folding symbols and basic folds are explained and shown at the start of this book. This system of symbols, arrows, and diagram notations communicate each step. It's known as the Yoshizawa-Randlett system and has become the standard worldwide. Again I found the directions straightforward. The variety of projects makes this book an excellent year-round reference. I counted 47 projects. Add a handmade touch to your festivities with paper! Project templates are at the back of the book. See excerpts below. Herbert Press released this 160-page paperback on November 22, 2022. Get your copy below!


C O N T E N T S

Introduction
Paper and Tools
How to Read Origami Instructions and Symbols

TABLE DECORATIONS
Centerpieces
 Pretty Pentagon Flower (cover)
 Fabulous Flower Vase (cover)
 Majestic Swan
Place Card Holders
 Hinode Crane
 Hakobu Crane
 Geometric Base
Napkin Rings
 Eight Petal Flower
 Flamboyant Flamingo

HANGING DECORATIONS
Colorful Doves
Beautiful Blossom

WALL ART
Rose Wall Panel
Brilliant Butterflies
Square Flowers

TILES
Windmill Tiles
Diamond Tiles
Square Flower Tiles

PAPER GIFTS
Cranes
Basic Crane
Feathered Crane
Sandhill Crane
Exotic Crane
Tant Crane
Romantic Rose
Proud Parrot

GIFT WRAPPING
Basic Wrapping
Pleat Fold Wrapping
Kimono-style Wrapping
Pocket Wrapping
Suit-style Wrapping
Wine Gift Bag
Ribbons and Decorations
 Fan
 Leaf
 Rose
 Miniature Crane
 Simple Ribbon Bow
 Ribbon Knot
 String Flower
 Collage Gift Wrap

GREETING CARDS
Kaleidoscope Flower
Paper Doll in Kimono
Let it Snow!

SEASONAL DECORATIONS
Paper Strip Decorations
 Hearts
 Baubles
 Balls
 Assembling the Links
Spooky Bat
Halloween Garland
Festive Ornament
Christmas Tree

Patterns

About the Author




Place Card Holders - Hinode Crane project.

Hanging decoration.

Paper Gifts - Introduction.

Wine Gift Bag project.


Wall Art - Introduction and Brilliant Butterflies project.


Proud Parrot project.


Kimono-style Wrapping project.


Paper doll in a kimono for a greeting card.


Paper strip decorations -  hearts, baubles and balls.


Gift Wrapping

Wrapping plays an important role in Japanese culture and key wrapping styles are practiced and explored in this book.



Table Decorations

From centerpieces, to place cards and napkin rings. Making table decorations is a fun introduction to decorative origami.



Seasonal Decorations

Create your own gorgeous origami Christmas Tree or a Halloween Garland to add a chilling touch to any trick-or-treat party!



Wall Art

Paper art panels are becoming increasingly popular for all kinds of event.



Paper Gifts

If you are looking for handmade gift ideas, papercraft is more beginner-friendly than other art forms and the creative opportunities that it offers are endless.



Hanging Decorations

They create a romantic, dreamlike atmosphere when made in batches and hung together in an impressive display.


Above and below is the Hakobu crane - place card holder I folded with a single sheet of 15 cm square (6") Chiyogami paper. The handmade Japanese paper has a leaves pattern. For the place card, I cut a piece of white paper. It fits perfectly.
 




Origami and Kirigami for the Home ISBN 9781789940824 is available worldwide at Bloomsbury Publishing. They have generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until December 10, 2022. Canadian and US addresses only. Good luck!

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45 comments:

  1. I'd love to get this for my wife, she really enjoys origami

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  2. I like how it shows different ways to use this art form

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  3. So many fun & interesting ideas

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  4. I love the different ways of using origami in this!

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  5. The term Kirigami is new to me!
    jan

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  6. Those look amazing!I would love to be able to make origami:)Thanks!

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  7. Thanks for the chance.

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  8. I see hours of fun in this book.

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  9. I need to get back into origami! I was obsessed with it as a kid haha. This looks like there’s so many options for cool projects

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  10. This is so much fun!!

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  11. I like the idea of adding one to gift wrap

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  12. This looks wonderful! My daughter would love this too!

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  13. This would be great to try with my grandchildren.

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  14. I would love to make with Guys in my group home I work at

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  15. I would love to make things from this book.

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  16. I see some amazing ideas that I would love to try.

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  17. This looks like a fascinating and interesting craft book. The addition of video instructions would be very helpful for many people!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. I am an email subscriber of the Handmade By Deb blog.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. This would be fun to do with my daughter.

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  20. Such lovely paperwork!

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  21. I hadn't heard of kirigami. I'd love to learn about it.

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  22. What a cool book! My youngest is really into paper crafts and I think that they would really get into this book.

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  23. I saw an exhibit at an airport that was 1000 orgami cranes. I been interested ever since.

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  24. This looks fascinating! I love anything to do with paper crafting.

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  25. It would be a blessing to win, looks so fun for my family and thanks!

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  26. This looks really cool, I'd love to try out their kimono style wrapping instructions for Christmas gifts this year!

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  27. This is epic for the next step in origami from the boring basic!

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  28. Love all those ideas

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  29. My girlfriend would love this book!

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  30. What a beautiful art form! I love this idea!

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  31. I like japan craftsmanship

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  32. This looks so cool! I love the Kirigami art.

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  33. This is wonderful! I haven’t done origami in years, but I loved it when I was young. I would really love to get my oldest daughter into it

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  34. What a Wonderful Gift For The Grand Daughters. Thank You Kindly For The Chance.

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  35. thank you for sharing this. what a hobby this is. Beautiful

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  36. A lot of these look so beautiful!

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