Given the unlikely success of the English football team, we had a session in Watercliffe Meadow school making flags and shields to wave for the big match later today.
We have said goodbye to Francis Ow, who is at peace after a battle with cancer. He was my friend for nearly 30 years, although sadly, we never met. His creativity was only matched by his courage and huge spirit. My heart goes out to his family.
You can leave a tribute on his website, which will continue to be maintained.
I’ll compose a proper obituary when I can think more clearly.
This is a group run from Parson Cross Community Forum in Sheffield and was my second visit there. The meeting is for people with dementia, to help them hold on to their memories. My wife Ali worked for several years in a care home for people with dementia and I’m acutely aware of what a massive issue it is. The class was a delight and we had a fantastic time. Thanks to the Parson Cross Forum for these images.
This is a 2018 repackaging of a book from 2006, “The Origami Giftbox“. The title is slightly odd, only 7 of the models are traditional. Had anyone contacted me beforehand, I could have pointed this out, but book titles are generally decided by the sales team, who come up with a title regardless of the contents, such as my “Beginning Origami Kit”, which is really not suitable for beginners.
The package consists of a soft-back book, where some effort has been made to make the diagrams as large as possible (not always the case) and 120 pull-out sheets of plain and patterned paper, of a decent quality. £10 seems a bit rich though….
My book “Cats In Origami” will be published soon – here’s a model listing
A few clips from videos I’m making for a forthcoming book, “Origami in Motion”, 20 superb “action” designs
I made the artwork for this model, designed to save lives..
So sorry to hear the news that deg has passed away after a long struggle with cancer. His bravery through this period has been amazing. He was a good friend to many of us and will be much missed
The urbane Ray Bolt sent me this photo from the Kyoto Handicraft Centre shop, Kyoto. I’ve got two products on sale!
They are a publisher with whom I’ve now written several books (with 3 more to come) of which I’m very proud. However, they are mostly available in French or Italian only. This is especially galling regarding “British Origami”! If you are a publisher, or have contact with one, please encourage them to contact NuiNui and snap up the English rights to my collection!