Good Evening to all you successful paper folders out there!!! My name is Elaine and I am a 63 year old, try anything once, wannabe crafter. I am not successful at any of the crafts I have tried in the past, but I am not giving up. I know there is something out there that I can become proficient at--I just need to find it. I have always been interested in origami but it looks so complicated that I have resisted trying it.
As a child I remember my grandma having folded waxed paper ornaments that were used as decorations. She fancied them up with glitter. Fifty some years later I decided to try my hand at it. Since the star is the only thing I remember I started looking around to see what else might be out there and of course stumbled upon origami---and I figured it was time to give it a try.
I think part of my difficulty with various crafts is that I get discouraged easily and then give up. And part of my problem is that most crafts require money and a class or two. Origami does not seem to require either so I am willing to give it a try and stick to it. I plan to stay at the beginner level till I feel competent. With that said I am ready to go and accept any suggestions for success. So.....on my mark...get set .....go origami!!!!!
Welcome! This website is a good place to Start! Lots of stuff on the web, just look for easy origam I models. The cup, the Swan are easy. Go to origamiusa.com or dot org. . Watch what we call "tutorials". Check YouTube for them. Look for Leyla torres...a lovely person, one of many nice people!...Use junk mail or computer paper. Try one packagets of origami paper...Michaels, hobby lobby, book stores. Use the public library. Use size 6 inch to start..but models come in other shapes, also. Working good light on a table or. Hard surface.
Welcome Elaine! Glad to see you here on the site.
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