If you're a fan of papercraft then you will love Complete Origami by David Mitchell. A comprehensive guide to the art, the book has everything you'd hope to see in a good origami title. Starting with a brief but interesting history, the book explains origami throughout different countries and traditions.
The projects range from beginner to advanced, though I must admit that they start to look rather trick by the time you get to the intermediate section. There are step-by-step directions for making a huge range of designs, including animals, shapes and flowers. There is even a selection of practical projects including Coasters and The Enigma Bowl, which would make a great little storage solution.
Some projects have only a handful of steps whereas the more complex designs can have 30+, making this truly a skill to be mastered. Don't let the pile of paper on your desk grow, turn each sheet in to something wonderful.
You can pick up a copy from Collins & Brown.
Order a copy for only £14.99 including free UK p&p. Call 0870 787 1613 and quote reference CH1058.
The adept origamist can produce anything from a simple dog or chicken to amazing geometric models and this book shows exactly how. Featuring hundreds of specially drawn, step-by-step diagrams, clear instructions from master origamist and author David Mitchell, and beautiful photographs of the finished pieces, it contains projects ranging from very simple pieces that can be achieved with a few basic folds, to complex birds with flapping wings. As well as origami that is purely ornamental, such as the Japanese crane, Verdi's vase and the octahedral pyramid, the book shows how to make games and toys, such as basketball hoops and classic paper planes that can be used to while away an idle hour. It also showcases projects that can be made using non-traditional papers, such as sticky notes, that can be found anywhere. With over 25 projects to choose from, all presented in full colour, 'Complete Origami' will enable anyone to enjoy, if not master, this amazing and popular craft. Collins & Brown is proud to expand on this ever-popular series with this new title that will surely win over young and trendy crafters.