Scanning some negatives from the last century 😉
I’m now the sole retailer of wooden folding tools from Hans Werner Guth in the known universe. Read more here!
I was commissioned by Museums Sheffield to help supply origami doves for an event they were organising. I supplied instructions and they had a team of volunteers making smaller birds, while I assembled the larger ones. Visitors were encouraged to add their own messages to the smaller birds.The results were very impressive!
all images © Museums Sheffield
My latest book is now available (in French or Italian) – “Cats in Origami” – more details here
Some time ago I was approached by a film company who wanted to use my “elephant” design in a film called “Across the river“. The synopsis: Emma is a successful lawyer with a loving husband, two children and a beautiful home. Ryan is trying to build an elephant out of sand on the beach. He was her first love, it ended badly many years ago, and now a chance meeting reunites them.
The film was released in 2016 and I was recently sent some images of my contribution, having only just remembered 😉 Here they are. The model was modified somewhat, but played an important part in the imagery of the film. I’m now going to find it on DVD 😉
I must be now, having had this request
This is to introduce myself as an autograph collector. I am a great admirer of your achievement which has made the landmark in the history It is my humble request to you self to please send me your an Autographed Photos or letter for my collection and oblige kindly accept my gratitude and thanks for the same in advance, with kind regards
Emmanuel John Patras
Given the unlikely success of the English football team, we had a session in Watercliffe Meadow school making flags and shields to wave for the big match later today.
We have said goodbye to Francis Ow, who is at peace after a battle with cancer. He was my friend for nearly 30 years, although sadly, we never met. His creativity was only matched by his courage and huge spirit. My heart goes out to his family.
You can leave a tribute on his website, which will continue to be maintained.
I’ll compose a proper obituary when I can think more clearly.
This is a group run from Parson Cross Community Forum in Sheffield and was my second visit there. The meeting is for people with dementia, to help them hold on to their memories. My wife Ali worked for several years in a care home for people with dementia and I’m acutely aware of what a massive issue it is. The class was a delight and we had a fantastic time. Thanks to the Parson Cross Forum for these images.
This is a 2018 repackaging of a book from 2006, “The Origami Giftbox“. The title is slightly odd, only 7 of the models are traditional. Had anyone contacted me beforehand, I could have pointed this out, but book titles are generally decided by the sales team, who come up with a title regardless of the contents, such as my “Beginning Origami Kit”, which is really not suitable for beginners.
The package consists of a soft-back book, where some effort has been made to make the diagrams as large as possible (not always the case) and 120 pull-out sheets of plain and patterned paper, of a decent quality. £10 seems a bit rich though….