Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies: Elegant Designs from a Master Folder: Full-Color Origami Book with 25 Fun Projects and Downloadable Instructional Video

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Fold beautiful papercraft butterflies with this easy origami book.

Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. Origami artist Michael G. LaFosse is no exception. His original butterfly paper-folding techniques are a dramatic new development in origami—which some have hailed as the most important advance in origami since the first paper cranes appeared centuries ago. Hundreds of LaFosse butterflies have been featured in exhibitions around the world and his iconic designs are now eagerly sought and widely imitated by folding enthusiasts everywhere.

Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies presents original paper folding projects from LaFosse's extensive butterfly and moth repertoire, including all his personal favorites. This collection has many rarely-seen origami designs, and several of the models illustrate new technical and design achievements made possible by the ingenious "LaFosse Origami Butterfly Folding System." This exciting new book represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection.

This origami book contains
  • 112 page, full-color book
  • 26 original designs
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and pictures
  • Advanced paper folding techniques and tips
  • Streamable or downloadable online videos
These elegant forms—each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue—showcase the versatility of the origami folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key paper folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folder's art today.

Origami butterflies include:
  • A Butterfly for Vanessa Gould
  • The Butterfly for Robert Lang
  • A Butterfly for Eric Joisel
  • A Swallowtail for Guy Kawasaki
  • The Boston Butterfly
  • The Mudarri Luna Moth
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Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
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Published on
Apr 30, 2013
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Pages
112
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ISBN
9781462911820
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Origami
Crafts & Hobbies / Papercrafts
Crafts & Hobbies / Toymaking
Games & Activities / Puzzles
Nature / Animals / Butterflies & Moths
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Create fun and intricate money origami using your Washingtons, Franklins, and Lincolns.

These days, a dollar won't get you very far, but—in the right hands—a dollar bill can become a work of art. In Michael LaFosse's Dollar Origami, the world-renowned origami artist and co-founder of the eminent Origamido Studio shares twenty incredible creations specifically designed to be made out of dollar bills. Folded money models are wonderful gifts and conversation pieces, and LaFosse makes it easy for you to get started with projects ranging from "very simple" to "challenging."

Money origami is more popular than ever, thanks to the panoply of designs and the wonderful folding qualities of the dollar bill. Many people like to give cash gifts or tips in folded money. While the classic origami folds still fascinate, money-fold enthusiasts are always looking for fresh ideas. Michael LaFosse's Dollar Origami is full of original designs to learn origami quickly and easily. At such a great value—folding money has never been so easy or affordable!

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