Meet the Author
Hey there, can you introduce yourself?
Hi Everyone! I'm Cindy Ng, author of Travel Origami and Girligami. I have been designing origami models for the past ten years. Not only do I enjoy creating origami models, I enjoy designing the patterns on papers so that when you follow the series of folds, the final result is surprising, fun and beautiful.
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, martial arts and taking walks around the city.
Tell us a bit about the book?
There are 24 items you can fold in Travel Origami and you'll find a nice mix of models - some functional, modern, fashionable and most important for new origami enthusiasts - simple to make!
What was the inspiration behind it?
After Girligami, I need some creative inspiration and decided to take a trip to Istanbul and started folding items from money, tickets, travel brochures.
Which is your favourite project?
My favorite projects are all the rings I made with paper money
What is your craft space like?
I have many work stations and my studio is a huge mess when I have many projects going at once. Luckily, the tables fold up when I'm done with a project.
Have you always been creative?
No, I think creativity can be fostered and I think I became creative because I was innately curious about the world, people and how things work.
When did you first start crafting?
I've always been a crafter - probably because I saw how resourceful my mother was when we didn't have much. Instead of buying something, my mom would make it because it was more economical.
Who are your crafty heroes?
I know a lot of crafty people who aren't authors, but should be!
Where do you find inspiration?
I tend to ask a lot of questions, including dumb ones. There's usually a story to nearly anything and I learned that if I'm curious enough to inquire, I tend to learn something new.
What's next for you?
I'm currently studying Chinese Medicine because it's a field I find fascinating and magical.
In her new book, Travel Origami, author Cindy Ng shows you how to take the paper souvenirs you collect on your travels and turn them into beautiful and useful folded origami objects that serve as visible mementoes! Use those postcards, street maps, tickets and souvenirs and convert them into artful memories that can last a lifetime.
Whether you are a world traveler or a local vacationer, Travel Origami gives you 24 easy-to-fold origami projects that are fun to make and fabulous to display in your home. Foolproof step-by-step instructions show you how to fold your paper collections into special items you can wear, carry, hang on your wall, or give to a traveling companion as a special keepsake.
24 fun and functional travel keepsakes include:
- Photo frame