The Origami Art of Folding Cloth to Create Decorative and Useful Objects (Furoshiki - The Japanese Art of Wrapping)
Tuttle Publishing, 9784805312568, 80pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
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Fold decorative origami objects out of cloth with this easy-to-use origami book. Fabrigami
is the Asian art of folding fabrics to create three-dimensional objects ranging from the practical to the whimsical. Like paper, there are countless beautiful fabric designs to choose from, but only fabric has the virtue of being extremely durable. Fabrigami
began as origami legend Florence Temko's final project. Everyone knows that origami is the art of paper folding, but Temko had begun experimenting with folding fabric to make objects that are just as beautiful but more lasting than paper. Sadly, Temko passed away before the book was completed, but her collaborator, Jill Stovall, continued their work. Now, Stovall--with the help of Scott Stern, a rising young star of origami--brings Fabrigami
to print for everyone to use and enjoy.
This origami book begins by presenting instructions on how to treat fabric, so it holds a shape when folded. Then Stovall shares a series of fun craft projects with simple origami-style diagrams that you can use to make a range of lovely objects. Stiffening the fabric requires some practice, but the folds are all easy enough to be considered origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. Cloth origami projects include:
- Fan-tastic Fold Earrings
- Evening Wine Coat
- Florence's Hexagon Box
- Cloth Kimono Card
- Pleated Peacock
About the Author
Jill Stovall has been an educator, librarian, researcher, and writer for many years. Jill's love of origami and her friendship with Florence led her to bring Fabrigami to completion. When she's not sailing her boat across the world, Stovall lives in La Jolla, California. Currently a student at Yale University, Scott Wasserman Stern has been folding origami since he was three years old. He is the author of Outside the Box Origami. Florence Temko (1921-2009) was the internationally acclaimed author of over fifty how-to crafts books and a leading authority on origami and kirigami. She was a founding board member of Origami USA, a member of the Authors Guild, and a consultant for the Mingei International Museum.