Tuesday, 9 August 2016


Complete Origami by David Mitchell
Publisher: C & B Crafts/Collins & Brown
Website: www.anovabooks.com
ISBN: 978-1-84340-397-5
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Origami Cyclone from Tiger & Bunny is a cool character, but this book sets a new standard of cool as this updates a book on origami I got earlier with step-by-step projects that entertained me for hours.

With three different grades of project, beginner, intermediate and advanced, there is something to aim for and trust me, the later projects are something to get your head around.

The Kabuto is the first of the beginner folds, and you read me right. It is the baddie from Naruto, but it is also the Japanese name for a samurai warrior's helmet. It is much easier to understand when you see the step-by-step folding; and where my previous origami book left the steps from 1 to 13, here steps 14 to 19 serve to make it a more compact looking model helmet that stands up. Prepare to make it big so it sits on your coffee table.

There are other projects that go that much further; A version of the Kabuto is the Japanese Goldfish where steps 1 to 11 of the Kabuto are completed, then steps 1 to 13 are taken to create the Japanese Goldfish. For those who enjoy creating origami as much as me, they will enjoy this new book and its ways of expanding the origami we already know and love as well as putting in a few new ones we didn't already know about.