Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 10:14am
Buy the book at Origami Shop
Recommended paper: 24 cm (9.5in) square of white/brown kami
Resulting model: fox with a height of 10cm, width of 13cm, depth of 2.5cm (4 in by 5 in by 1 in)
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 12 June 2010 - 2:43pm Permalink
Hey sara, I was wondering if the book was able to purchase anywhere in the USA.
Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 2:45pm Permalink
Get it delivered to the US: yes
You can get it delivered to the US. However, as this is a book produced by Nicolas Terry, I think it is only available at Origami Shop
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 12 June 2010 - 4:14pm Permalink
paper and stuff
ok, I have one more question. Would you think it is possible to fold one with large printing paper. I folded satoshi's pegasus with it but it was just a little thick. And, do you know any american sites that sell washi, large origami paper or kami and stuff.
Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 5:00pm Permalink
US origami paper stores, and printing paper
check these US online stores for origami paper:
I'm sure there's more, but this should get you started.
As to folding the model from printing paper, yes, it's possible. I'd probably recommend you color one side, though, because the color changes do give extra life to this model. Also, the paper will be a bit smaller than I recommend, and probably a bit thicker, too. This will make it more challenging to fold the model.
Submitted by Ben (not verified) on 12 June 2010 - 10:07pm Permalink
Hi Sara I was wondering what the cheapest option is to buy paper if I live in New Zealand
Also I am really liking your work, keep it up
Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 10:38pm Permalink
Too specific, and too general a question to answer
I have no idea, to be honest with you. Probably the cheapest option to buy paper is to go to a local store and just by some printing paper. That of course doesn't give you quality paper. :)
Seriously, the price of the paper not only depends on the location, but also the quality of paper you want, and often how much of it you are willing to buy.
My advice is to check one of your local paper stores and check what they have in stock. Then at least you don't need to pay for postage, although you'll probably have to live with cutting the paper to the right size/squares. I do that most of the time in any case, but it's worth mentioning.
Submitted by Ben (not verified) on 13 June 2010 - 8:28am Permalink
Red and gold paper
I've just gone to Whitcoulls (the local stationary store) and bought some double coloured wrapping paper (red and gold solid) and at the price of $5 which is extremely cheap, I am so impressed with it. The paper colours are like on your Singing Cardinal (Román Díaz) and am dying to fold something with it.
PS. Thank you so much for the suggestion of buying it from a local store.
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 12 June 2010 - 10:44pm Permalink
I have a great idea for your next video! I think the dragon in flight will be a cool one.(charles esseltine) PLEASE RESPOND,
Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 11:03pm Permalink
Somebody has already done a video on Charles Esseltine's "Dragon in Flight", so I see no great need for me to do one.
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 12 June 2010 - 11:51pm Permalink
okay, will you make a
okay, will you make a tutorial on something simple by kamiya satoshi PLEASE RESPOND
Submitted by Sara on 12 June 2010 - 11:55pm Permalink
Sorry, bad news
I fear I was not able to secure permission to show any of Satoshi Kamiya's models. I respect his wish, so I'll not be doing any instructional videos on his work.
Submitted by kyle (not verified) on 13 June 2010 - 1:20am Permalink
sara, i will give you some
sara, i will give you some diagrams of a guitarist i created if you want them
Submitted by Nathan Miranda (not verified) on 13 June 2010 - 7:55am Permalink
What ever happened to........
What ever happened to the video you were going to do on Llopo's Moment of Truth.
I have been waiting a very long time for it and have began to wonder if you may have forgotten it......I Have been checking constantly in the plans area of this site to see if you have a high priorty to do it or not. I guess not though.If I'm coming off a little rude I apoligize. But you have been promising that tutorial for a very long time. I feel teased.
-Nathan Miranda long time happyfolder
Submitted by Sara on 13 June 2010 - 2:03pm Permalink
Within the next 3 months
I was meaning to do it this month, but got too excited about doing the vixen. Llopio's Moment of Truth will be a challenge to show nicely in a video. I've already worked a bit on finding a nice folding sequence, but am not happy yet. I won't promise you that it'll be the next video, but I do want to get it done in the next 3 months.
Submitted by Jolanda Molemaker (not verified) on 14 June 2010 - 9:39pm Permalink
I just finished vixen. Since I don't have large paper on the moment I attempted with 15x15cm. It's a bit harder to work with, but not impossible. You just need some more patience (small fingers also help).
Lovely model with some complicated steps. Your video helped me through them.
I am looking forward to your next model.
Submitted by Sara on 15 June 2010 - 7:11am Permalink
Well done on finishing the vixen with such small paper on your first try!
Submitted by Nathan (not verified) on 15 June 2010 - 8:46pm Permalink
Thank you for the reassurance about the video and I see why you were so excited to make a video about the Vixen. So thank you!
Submitted by eduardo (not verified) on 17 June 2010 - 6:28am Permalink
can u make a video of the ancient dragon from kamiya satoshi
Submitted by Sara on 17 June 2010 - 8:59am Permalink
No. Satoshi Kamiya asked me not to post any instructional videos on his models, and I respect that. Irrespective of that: I will not make videos on super-complex models. They take hours to fold (let alone explain), and need expertise in folding, paper selection, etc. I do not thing a video is the right format for that, and definitely not YouTube.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 18 June 2010 - 8:55pm Permalink
So Sara will be the Llopio's moment of truth your next video?
Submitted by Sara on 18 June 2010 - 10:33pm Permalink
That's a definite maybe, with a probability of over 50%. :)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 26 June 2010 - 10:05pm Permalink
you r awesome
you r awesome
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 June 2010 - 2:33pm Permalink
wat is ur fav origami :D? i like this model and its pretty awesome 2 so ty!
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 June 2010 - 10:00pm Permalink
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 June 2010 - 5:58pm Permalink
Sara,can you please post a video on how to fold the origami biplane by Marc Kirschenbaum.
BTW,folding the vixen was great fun and the outcome is wonderful.
Submitted by Sara on 30 June 2010 - 7:49pm Permalink
I've actually never folded that model to the end (although I do think I've started folding it 2 or 3 times). So don't get your hopes up. I haven't been in contact with Marc Kirschenbaum re permission, either.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 3 July 2010 - 12:51pm Permalink
Sara, I am stuck at step 44 of the singing cardinal by Roman Diaz.Will you please help me. Thank you.
Submitted by Sara on 8 July 2010 - 8:45am Permalink
Try preparing all of them at the same time
You need to outside reverse fold each section separately. Actually, I'm not sure it's really separately. I prefer folding them all at the same time, but the layers will be separated. So you'll have some zig-zag folds that go across the whole width of the claw, and valleys and mountains that run along the length. Does this help?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 10 July 2010 - 9:55am Permalink
Thank you Sara, that really helped
Submitted by about Llopio's ... (not verified) on 12 July 2010 - 8:48am Permalink
when are you going to post
when are you going to post the video? i am almost dying for it
oh by the way video is awesome
Submitted by about Llopio's ... (not verified) on 12 July 2010 - 8:50am Permalink
oh sorry im talking about
oh sorry im talking about Llopio's moment of truth
Submitted by Sara on 12 July 2010 - 10:57pm Permalink
Maybe at the end of the month
I'm not sure yet. Life is insanely busy right now. I'm also travelling from tomorrow on, and I can't make a video until I'm back. I'll *try* to make a video at the end of the month, but I'm not sure yet whether it will work out.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 14 July 2010 - 6:18pm Permalink
um... ive got a convention question... where is your convention video? i would ask on youtube but my account will not let me comment or post
Submitted by Sara on 14 July 2010 - 7:07pm Permalink
You mean http://www.happyfold... ?
You could for example find it by looking on the "Other videos" page, which is in the top navigation: http://www.happyfold...
Or did you mean a different convention? I don't think I've made any other convention videos -- unless you count the interview with Dave Brill, which was recorded at a convention: http://www.happyfold...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 14 July 2010 - 8:04pm Permalink
HOW DID I MISS THAT?????
Submitted by Cécile Lanza (not verified) on 15 July 2010 - 6:44am Permalink
Interesting, it seems that the dotted-lines appear instantly where she folds the paper. Is it a video montage or that's a specific origami paper that has this property?
Submitted by Sara on 15 July 2010 - 8:10pm Permalink
Ah, if you watch closely I'm sure you'll see where I cut the video. It's just a matter of removing the section where I actually draw in the lines. I try to place my hands in a similar position after that to make the cut almost disappear, but it doesn't always work out that great. ;)
In any case, yeah, it's some work to do, but I like the effect.
Submitted by Cécile L. Parker (not verified) on 1 August 2010 - 5:39am Permalink
Nicely done. I thought about
Nicely done. I thought about it, but part of me was hoping you were using magic paper :)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 July 2010 - 12:40am Permalink
Are you working on any
Are you working on any origami models right now Sara?
Submitted by Sara on 21 July 2010 - 1:07am Permalink
You mean like folding something for every guest that's coming to our wedding celebration? It'd be unwise to do something like that, given how busy I am - really unwise!
So, apart from my small wedding project, which I'll mostly be doing on flight back from the US (first part done on the way here), I don't really have time to do origami (or anything else, at that). The next bit of time I will spend on origami will be devoted to a video. If I'm not too jet-lagged that'd be this weekend, with the potential of getting a video out in the last days of July or beginning of August.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 21 July 2010 - 2:05am Permalink
I read your article on donating paper, so if I send you origami tissue paper, you'll help me fold an origami ring-tailed lemur?
Sorry if that sounds stupid, I'm only 7.
Submitted by Sara on 21 July 2010 - 2:29am Permalink
Paper and help
Ah, I probably have enough paper by now, to be quite honest with you. I've been buying so much paper lately!
What do you mean by "help you fold an origami ring-tailed lemur"? If you have questions on the diagrams, you can ask. You'll probably get more responses and faster if you post those questions in an origami forum, e.g. http://snkhan.co.uk/... rather than asking on this website or in an email to me. That's not linked to sending me paper at all.
Submitted by Stephen (not verified) on 17 August 2010 - 1:49am Permalink
Thank you for all the videos you have done lately. But if you have time could you please post a video on the Ring-tailed Lemur?
Submitted by Sara on 17 August 2010 - 10:14am Permalink
I fear not
I fear I don't have any plans right now to demonstrate how to fold that model in a video. The reason is that the book is still quite new, and I don't want to endanger the book sales -- I'd actually like to promote it. Roman Diaz put a lot of time and effort into the book, and I think it'd be a shame if he didn't get some revenue out of it.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 26 August 2010 - 12:59am Permalink
hey sara, I love this video, i also want to by the book, i went to origami-shop.com but i didnt know how can you please tell me. one more question, is it delivered to US only or any country in the world.
Submitted by Sara on 26 August 2010 - 8:22am Permalink
Buying Origami Essence at origami-shop.com
You can put the book into your cart at the corresponding product page on origami-shop.com ("buy now"). Then "finish your order" - you'll see that it asks for the country of delivery, they deliver worldwide.
By the way, if you're a non-European customer you should create an account and log in. Then you'll see the prices you'll actually have to pay right away. These are by up to 19.6% lower, because you don't have to pay European taxes. (You can also change the currency displayed in the top left corner if Euros make little sense to you.)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 August 2010 - 8:29pm Permalink
thanks, i will also order some papers but can i change th colors if i dont like them, if so, how?
Submitted by Sara on 31 August 2010 - 7:34am Permalink
What you buy is what you get
If you buy a pack of paper with mixed colors, no you won't be able to send back some colors and request others.
If you like specific colors you can check whether there are packs with that color only, or with only a small selection of colors.
If you're into coloring paper yourself, you can do that. Then it's probably good to buy light colors. I've heard that wood stain is very good for coloring paper, but of course those only come in specific colors, too. Other colors work, too, but I'm not the person to ask about this - I haven't tried this myself yet.
Submitted by dave (not verified) on 26 August 2010 - 7:19pm Permalink
hi i was wonderin if anyone could suggest a place or site to buy large paper. im not looking for anything fancy just lik a plain color or somethin (large quanities of the paper if possible). also, could someone tell me if wrapping paper really is fine for folding? one more question, could someon suggest a good book for for to me buy? i am around an intermediate to high intermediate level(i sometimes acccomplish complex models) the running car and the man swatter http://www.giladorig... , both by jeremy schafer, are the hardest things i have ever made.
thank you!, dave
Submitted by Sara on 26 August 2010 - 9:32pm Permalink
Paper and books
You can get large paper at origami-shop.com. They have high-quality paper, but also relatively plain paper. They ship worldwide, depending on where you live there may also be a local source, though.
I have folded quite a bit with wrapping paper, but not all wrapping paper is suitable for origami. To me more exact, most wrapping paper is really bad for origami. But some of it is just about right. Finding out which qualities to look for is something you'll learn from trial and error. General guidelines are:
1. Don't go for soft paper.
2. Don't go for plasticy-feeling paper.
3. If possible, make a small fold at one of the corners to check how it takes creases.
As to books, it really depends what subjects you're interested in. You can see which books I own at http://www.happyfold...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 27 August 2010 - 11:28pm Permalink
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 5 September 2010 - 4:50am Permalink
where can i get kami paper from
Submitted by Sara on 5 September 2010 - 7:30am Permalink
Kami is probably the most widely available origami paper out there. I'd assume just about any shop that sells origami paper will also sell kami. It's often simply called "origami paper".
Eg. origami-shop.com has kami:
The discovery pack includes one sheet of kami, the other stuff is different. All other packs are kami throughout.
Submitted by Stephen Scott (not verified) on 11 November 2010 - 3:30pm Permalink
Just curious. How many folds are in this model?
Submitted by Sara on 12 November 2010 - 6:53am Permalink
I don't know. But I guess if you want to know, you can watch the video and count. ;)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 13 November 2010 - 12:22pm Permalink
wet folding & MC
Could u please make an instructional video on wet folding (a model) and an instructional video on how to use MC on a model to give a complete (wet folding) look.
Submitted by Sara on 14 November 2010 - 8:15pm Permalink
Some wet-folding videos
Re wet folding, you may want to check out Stephan Weber's videos at http://www.youtube.c...
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 May 2011 - 2:18am Permalink
I wasted a perfectly good
I wasted a perfectly good piece of kami on this. I can't even see what you're doing in this video. I wasted two hours of my life and came out with a brown ball.
Submitted by florigami (not verified) on 13 September 2011 - 2:23pm Permalink
well I think it's her best video yet
Submitted by Garrett (not verified) on 24 December 2011 - 5:01pm Permalink
Roc Mythological eagle
can you make a vid. for Roman Diaz Roc Mythological eagle?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 23 December 2012 - 8:40pm Permalink
Im having troubles at 28:46,
Im having troubles at 28:46, I don't think I have this zig-zag of creases you're talking about. Though im sure I didn't skip any step or fold earlier, what do I do?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 29 January 2014 - 8:35am Permalink
look at 16:00 again
look at 16:00 again
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