Discovering Orizomegami

At our recent Children’s Festival open day our member, Dinah, introduced many children to the delight of Orizomegami.

With only some plain sheets of paper, a few folds, some clips and some colouring, you can start creating your own paper designs.  The concepts are very simple and safe and can produce stunning results.  Combine a few more folds and it’s possible to play with the whole colour spectrum.

Papers can be used to cover journals, books, make note paper and cut kirigami designs.  No two pieces will be the same.

If you’re looking for a place to start then you can’t go past this book by Kristin Lawson “Orizomegami, Fold and Dye Designs for Paper and Fabric“.

You don’t need to have studied colour theory or space and harmony in relation to design to produce amazing pieces.  It is all explained and illustrated in an easy-to-understand way, with page upon page of full-colour samples and you don’t need expensive equipment to start either.

This is the perfect entry point for paper or fabric design enthusiasts, producing complex looking pieces with minimal time and expense, but maximum impact.

Whilst this is not a new publication, the designs are timeless and open the door to further personal exploration.

This book is widely available on-line and we found it at –

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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1 Response to Discovering Orizomegami

  1. dibrandt030 says:

    What fun you must have had. I am so sorry I was away.


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