One of the great things about origami is that you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to get started. Here’s a list of the basic equipment you’ll need and where you can find it.
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to origami paper but as I said in the ebook, as long as it’s square and able to be folded you can’t go far wrong. That being said, I do have a couple of favourites.
Value for money and great for beginners - 500 Sheets of Vibrant Origami Paper.
If you’re based in the U.K. I recommend checking out The Works. I’ve bought a few of their Origami Super Stacks (£5 for 400 sheets) and really like them. They change their patterns and colours quite regularly so it’s always worth popping in.
For bright, vibrant colours - Folded Square 100 Sheets, Contrasting Colour Collection and Folded Square 100 Sheets, Complementary Colour Collection.
Although a little pricey compared to some of the others these Folded Square papers are one of my favourites. I used this Contemporary Colour Collection in quite a few of the projects in the ebook.
For crazy patterns it’s hard to beat these - 500 Sheets of Kaleidoscope Patterned Origami Paper.
Another paper you’ll see me use quite a lot is 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper. Although not the easiest paper to work with (it’s actually a lightweight cardstock) it can be useful when making something that would benefit from being sturdier like the rectangular origami boxes.
A bone folder or paper creaser,
A paper trimmer (I’ve got this Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer) or a pair if scissors,
The majority of the projects in the book require no glue or cutting but occasionally a few snips and a dab of glue are necessary. For the 3D origami I recommend white school glue (pva) or Elmer’s school glue. For all other projects I recommend all purpose glue sticks.
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