Heaps and Heaps of Origami Designs.
November 17, 2007 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Got some spare time? Then let's learn origami! Check out this large collection of origami designs (suitable for beginners too), and here's some instructional origami videos to help you along.
posted by Effigy2000 (6 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
If my family felt I was spending too much time with them, they'd thank you.
posted by DU at 5:06 PM on November 17, 2007

I got really big into origami as a kid in leu of having friends but I haven't touched the stuff in years. I've been meaning to get back into it.
posted by puke & cry at 5:10 PM on November 17, 2007

Damn, origami sure shows up a lot here on the blue. Not complaining, though: for those interested in the art, MeFi just happens to be a pretty good resource!

There's a good chance this has been linked to before, but anyway, this origami animation is pretty interesting.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 PM on November 17, 2007

If my family felt I was spending too much time with them, they'd thank you.

We didn't know how much time we had together. But then, who does?
posted by dhartung at 7:50 PM on November 17, 2007

Origami seems to me the sort of hobby that I could get into that would help me focus on a tedious and exact task with a very beautiful payoff, kind of like cooking or baking but a lot less delicious.
posted by inconsequentialist at 9:20 PM on November 17, 2007

OK, so I have to agree with flapjax - we've got a lot of origami stuff being posted here lately. However, as a serious origami enthusiast, I'm not going to argue :)

I highly recommend some of the videos from Sara Adams, who very generously makes videos of tons of origami models. She's a great resource for people looking to follow video instructions vs. the more traditional diagrams.


inconsequentialist: yes, origami does exactly that, particularly if you work on repetitive and exacting stuff like modular origami or tessellations. I've found it to be a very good way to meditate, actually, as well as making works of art in the process.

The origami love on the blue is almost inexplicable. keep it up!
posted by EricGjerde at 9:46 PM on November 17, 2007

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