Origami easy way to cre­ate in­ter­est

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - HOME - Laura Tri­este In­side Out is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to share their to­kens of origami love on In­sta­gram with the hash­tag #origamichainIO. De­tails: in­sid­e­out.com.au

A PIECE of pa­per and per­sis­tence is all you need to hone a new skill and per­son­alise your home’s decor at lit­tle ex­pense.

Mag­a­zine In­side Out, our sis­ter pub­li­ca­tion, has tapped into the trend for mind­ful­ness craft­ing by re­leas­ing a spe­cial edi­tion pub­li­ca­tion Origami at Home last week.

Ed­i­tor-in-chief Claire Bradley says the DIY revo­lu­tion, resur­gence of pa­per crafts and love for all things nos­tal­gia make it the per­fect time for peo­ple to get back into the Ja­panese fold­ing art of origami.

“It’s some­thing you can do with your kids, it doesn’t take long, and if you make a mis­take you just do it again,” she says.

Af­ter the pop­u­lar­ity for the mind­ful ben­e­fits of adult colour­ing books, Bradley says origami is a good al­ter­na­tive for peo­ple who do not like to colour in or who do not think they are artis­tic.

“A lot of peo­ple don’t iden­tify with craft and yet fold­ing pa­per is some­thing that any­one can do and it still feels cre­ative,” she says.

“It’s quite lin­ear and you can go back a step and go for­ward a step – it’s a pretty for­giv­ing craft.”

The spe­cial edi­tion has 50 sheets of pat­terned pa­per that can be used with the step-by-step guides to cre­ate pieces such as pa­per cranes, swans and ki­monos. It then gives in­struc­tions on how to turn them into dis­play fea­tures such as wall hang­ings and art pieces.

“Peo­ple are liv­ing in smaller and smaller places and are look­ing for ways to per­son­alise their home,” Bradley says. “It also fits in with the cur­rent trend for geo­met­ric shapes.”

A heart wall­hang­ing from the book.

Framed origami ki­monos.

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