Thursday, September 24, 2020

Origami Farm: For Beginners


Origami Farm is a fun beginner origami tutorial collection by Anne Passchier. Due out 16th Oct 2020 from Dover, it's 96 pages and will be available in paperback format bundled with 24 sheets of origami paper.

This is a delightful collection of 22 models grouped roughly thematically: farm animals, in the barnyard, in the field, and the farm at night. The tutorials are all accessible and the drawings are very clear and well illustrated and concise. The difficulty of the projects range from beginner level to slightly more advanced and identified with 1-3 stars for difficulty.  I am not an especially experienced folder (I would call myself a keen beginner) and I had no troubles following the diagrams at all. My only technical problem came with trying to inflate my fish which wanted to stay flat (you blow into the back of the fold). Manual inflation with a knitting needle worked perfectly. 

Dover publications has long been a standard bearer for beautifully illustrated well made crafts books.  This one is no exception.  Everything is top notch. The colorful illustrations are whimsical and appealing. This would make a perfect gift for both enthusiasts and origami-curious beginners. Highly recommended to makers' groups, activity groups, art units in a classroom setting, library activity, gift for a young origamist, etc. Five stars - short and simple. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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