~The Origami Club~ 2008-08-31 17:40:24
Origami is the art of Japanese paper-folding for anybody who doesn't already know.
A club like this was tried several years ago, but never got off the ground. This is a second, hopefully slightly better attempt at making it work.
The aims of this club are as follows:
-- the best part of origami is sharing what you've done with other people who appreciate the same art. Feel free to post pictures of your endeavors and the like, and help out people who are new to origami to hone their skills.
-- You don't have to be accomplished in origami to join. Even if this thread is the first you've heard of it, you're welcome to join if it seems interesting to you.
-- Obviously you can discuss anything origami related like stories etc., and showcase your own endeavors as previously mentioned. Conversation doesn't have to strictly relate back to origami ALL the time, but try not to stray too far from the central topic.
I won't bore you with the history or anything, but rather the basics you'll need to try this out for yourself so you can simply get going.
You need to start with a SQUARE piece of paper. I normally use 15cm x 15cm as standard, but both larger and smaller sizes work just as well.
Now I'll tell you how to make the "Preliminary fold", which is a basic origami starting point for several models. Refer to the picture at the bottom of this post for a visual companion to this step-by-step.***
1. Turn your square piece of paper so that it looks like a diamond and fold it from right to left.
2. Fold the resulting triangle from bottom to top.
3. With the resulting smaller triangle, take the flap nearest to you and fold it over in half again, then back to its original position.
4. Pinch the crease you made in step 3 and pull it towards you, so that you have the shape seen in step 5.
5. Turn the paper over and repeat steps 3 & 4 with the second flap.
6. This is your finished preliminary base. If you can get this far, stick around and see what else you can do!
Anyone with an interest in origami. There's not going to be a list of members or anything, so anybody is free to hang out here.
- No hateful or ignorant comments about origami or the people in this club. If you don't like it, don't post.
- Don't bash other people who showcase their origami endeavors here. Be nice, and tell them where they can improve if necessary.
- Do your best to inform anyone who is seeking advice or knowledge about origami.
- Don't be a douche for whatever reason.
- Follow the rest of the BBS rules.
*** Preliminary fold diagram (refer to beginner's introduction to origami).