Origami Supplies

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.

Origami Supplies

Origami Paper.

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.

Some of my absolute favourites are the Maggie Holmes papers like this one, anything by Amy Tangerine and all the Dear Lizzy papers.

Extras.

A bone folder or paper creaser,

A ruler,

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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