Tag: origami

New origami book: how the lack of time can be positive

New origami book: how the lack of time can be positive

As you know I just published my fourth origami book: Floral Origami (buy the book at amazon) recently. I have so much to say, that I can’t limit myself with short social media posts ๐Ÿ™‚ Here I am with my wall of text. What is in this origami book? I included the whole range of …

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Life works in mysterious ways: mathematical award

Life works in mysterious ways: mathematical award

My PhD mentor always encouraged me to pursue mathematical studies evenย  after I finish the PhD. He meant differential equations of course. Until he has seen my spiral paper foldings. Once he told me my origami is cooler than differential equations. I hope he’s proud of me, since I’ve got Honorable mention award at American …

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Instagram…

Instagram…

I recently started posting to instagram (@ekaterina.lukasheva). You’re invited ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope to have more short videosย  of origami tessellations compared to photographs. Because I finally understood that people do not perceive how cool it is when only given one frontal image of origami. Technology finally approached me ๐Ÿ˜‰ New #origami #tessellation with a …

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Spray painting origami paper

Spray painting origami paper

Along with pre painting origami paper with acrylic paint, I use spray post painting. Usually after the model is done. I like this technique for many reasons: It allows to completely change the color of the origami paper. Sometimes I fold some test fold from some bright colored origami paper and it comes out so …

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Using vinyl cutter for origami: practical guide

Using vinyl cutter for origami: practical guide

You may heard about people using some very complex tools for their origami. While they would tell you their methods in general, there are still a lot of obscurity around the topic. Let’s talk about vinyl cutters, also known as CNC-cutters or even as novel scrapbooking tools. How does vinyl cutter or scrapbooking correspond to …

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Origami tools for curved folding

Origami tools for curved folding

I get a lot of questions of how to perform curved folding. People got discouraged when I tell them about cutting machines. However there’s a way to make it by hand, and that’s exactly how I started curved folding. So you can try to make something curvy without any major investments and rare and special …

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Cutting machines FAQ in The Fold

Cutting machines FAQ in The Fold

Here is my quick FAQ about cutting machines published in The Fold.ย By cutting machines I mean the ones you can use for origami, of course. A lot of things have actually changed since I wrote that. And now I know some more things that cause confusion, because since then I bought a second cutter. And …

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Origami exhibition: Unfolding the Universe.

Origami exhibition: Unfolding the Universe.

I just wanted to leave a quick note about the origami exhibition in Washington D.C.. You can visit it right now. Japan Information and Culture Center hosts the exhibition called “Unfolding the Universe: Math & Science in Origami”. It is open from September 5th to October 27. The origami exhibition is related to World Origami …

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How to make origami pictures perfect

How to make origami pictures perfect

I was asked how I make my origami pictures. Actually, it’s easy to make origami pictures and I am going to share my high-tech with you ๐Ÿ™‚ I would be talking about white background photographs that are ready to use for books and any other publishing purposes. I would not cover creative shots when people …

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My origami masterpieces are back home

My origami masterpieces are back home

I got my origami exhibition items back. From now on I can honestly call them masterpieces ๐Ÿ™‚ They have just returned from a gorgeous exhibition in Chimei museum in Taiwan. The exhibition covered all kinds of origami: from representational to geometric, including fashion items.   For me it is the first really serious exhibition. I …

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