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Everyday Origami: A Foldable Fashion Guide (Fashion Origami) Library Binding – August 1, 2016
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From School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—Something new for origami enthusiasts and fashion fans alike. These projects, designed by master folder Song, will result in clothes and accessories for fashionable dolls or paper dolls. Given a big enough piece of paper, a few of these models, such as the clutch, bracelet, and ballet flat in Accessories, will even work for human use. Exceptionally clear instructions and diagrams, coupled with a no-nonsense design, ensure success even for novice folders. With 10 projects per volume, there is still ample space for step-by-step instructions. (When it comes to origami, the more steps the better.) Peppy printed papers and a mod-looking cover give this series lots of shelf appeal. VERDICT Upgrade your origami section with these original models and excellent instructions. It is difficult, near impossible, to evaluate craft instructions without testing them out. Knot Bracelets and Crochet from Cherry Lake's "How-To Library" were able to help produce a good-looking macramé hanging on the first try and teach the often complex task that is crochet with ease. Consider ABDO's "Super Simple Critter Crafts" to not only get little ones crafting but also strengthen their reading skills. Capstone's "Fashion Origami" is a great selection to update origami collections, and "Recycled Science" mixes smart design with STEM-related crafts. Activity books succeed when there is an equal emphasis on learning and playing so that students can come to new knowledge just by doing.
About the Author
Sok Song’s passion for folding paper has bloomed from a hobby he taught himself from books during his childhood to an award winning origami design business called Creased, Inc. His book Crease + Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make, was published by Potter Crafts, an imprint of Random House. He is the Creative Director and Publisher for Creased - Magazine for Paper Folders, a bi-monthly periodical dedicated to featuring new and unpublished origami designs from artist all over the world. In addition to the magazines and books, he has evolved the business into a creative services company incorporating origami and paper sculpture as a medium for advertising, graphic design, and installation. His work has been seen in magazines such as: Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Pop, Marie Claire, Icon, Self, GQ, and L'Uomo and as well as in books published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, Firefly Books Ltd. (UK), and Quark Publishing. Other notable clients for design and installation work include: Condé Nast Publications Ltd., Merrill Lynch, Paul Smith, Kenzo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Geisha, Imitation of Christ, Rockwell Group, Walmart, Kanebo International, The Museum of Art and Design, The Amercian Museum of Natural History, MOMA, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Macys, Harrods - London, Niebaum Coppola Winery, Mondo Mannequins, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Saatchi & Saatchi, J. Walter Thompson, Gotham, Inc, The Children’s Place, Gant, Cottonelle, Money Magazine, Time, Inc. and The New Yorker.
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