Festive Folding

Helen’s festive Father Christmas!

For our December meeting, we welcomed Origami artist Nick Robinson to show us how to make some cool things from paper. We had some festive tipples and paper to hand from our BBWI Christmas card mailing!

Nick has been folding paper since the early 80’s and runs workshops, artist commissions and commercial work. Nick has been a member of the British Origami Society for over 30 years. He has served on their council for over 25 years. He was editor of their bimonthly magazine for 8 years and maintains their web site. In 2004 he was awarded the “Sidney French medal” – the highest award the society can offer, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to origami. In 2010 he was made an honorary member of the Society. 

Lesley’s Santa was a little red in the face

It was fantastic to see the range of complex things Nick has made from paper – beautiful flowers and dragons were particular favourites. We learnt that anything can be made in origami – just might need a lot of folds.  We made origami Christmas trees, cool paper ornaments and a Father Christmas in the session. It was a lovely calming activity to do in the run up to Christmas. A few Belles are keen to try more in the New Year!

Nick has a wide range of books and folding tools on his website, and recommends good origami paper from this shop.

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