Book Review + Giveaway: Crease + Fold

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Crease + Fold: Innovative Origami Anyone Can Make by Sok Song is beautifully photographed book filled with great projects. Learn the Origami 101’s which includes explanations of the basics – symbols, folds, and various bases, then prepare to dive into creating your first origami. I love that the projects in the book are divided into three sections Small, Medium, and Large. Simple enough right? Make origami animals, jewelry, and ornaments. Each project showcases a glorious color photo of the finished product as well as step by step illustrations and explanations for each fold. I also love that the book goes beyond traditional origami paper and enters into the world of upcycling where you can make a wallet from a subway map. This book is perfect for both kids and adults wanting to step into the world of origami!
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Book Giveaway Time!
Three lucky CRAFT readers will each receive a copy of the book, Crease + Fold. Just tell us why you would like this book in the comments. All comments will be closed by 5pm PST on Monday, December 20, 2010. The lucky winners will be announced later on the site. Good luck!

148 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Crease + Fold

  1. mimiro says:

    I enjoy every form of papercrafting from intricate papercuts to making original 3d models, but have yet to try origami and this book would help me fix this tragically sad lapse in my papercrafting.

  2. formysweetdaughter says:

    would love to win because I am new to origami and would love to have a user friendly book to make beautiful things with.

  3. athenastar says:

    I would love this because I am a huge lover of papercrafting and have been doing origami for years. Thanks for the chance!

  4. bmeaker says:

    This looks like an awesome book, I like to do origami and make other things with paper and this just looks like a fun book.

  5. brookerealtor says:

    I asked all the kids in my daughters 3rd grade class to tell me the 1 thing that they had to have for Christmas, ALL of them named an item that had to do with playing video games. I would love to share this book with her class and teach them that you don’t need to be plugged in to have fun! I can’t wait to get this book! Thanks!

  6. faerieisland says:

    What a great book to share with my kids! I am teaching them about recycling and upcycling, and this would be a fun way to incorporate this teaching lesson into these fun projects. Thanks!

  7. kc says:

    Love this book! I could sure use it to work with all the paper I have!!

  8. says:

    I would love to win this book because my 7 and 8 year old kids are REALLY into origami. We just watched that movie “Between the Folds” and they are VERY inspired now. My 8 year old son in particular is really good at math and art. I had been wondering for a while what he could do that would combine both — and origami is perfect for him. These projects look really original and a lot of fun!

  9. Carrie G says:

    I just added this to my wish list the other day. I just love it!

  10. CindyLou says:

    I love origami, and while I’m still working on doing it well, I love to look at inspiring works by origami experts! I also teach 6th grade and would love to share some easy projects with my students. Last year, after my students finished our state test, but before the silent testing period was over, I led them through most of the steps to make an origami creation. In silence. I made the fold in front of the class and they followed. I usually had to repeat a fold several times to make sure everyone got it, but they stayed silent the entire time! We were doing fine until we hit a bad patch of instructions- even after the silent period ended, we never did figure them out! So, my students ended up with a flock of half-formed chickens…

  11. sratliff says:

    For my daughters 2nd birthday we made a lot of bird origami, would love to expand our skills since it was so much fun.

  12. Ramona Burke says:

    I saw some AMAZING origami jewelry that’s WAY out of my price range, but I’d love to try my hand at it! I’m psyched to see such a cool book!

  13. snaffy says:

    I love origami and would love to learn some new patterns!

  14. Susan says:

    I would like to have this book since I think that this book will help inspire me to upcycle more as well as inspire others to do the same especially at work.

  15. bholbrook says:

    I am a school librarian who has an origami club for 4th and 5th graders. I am always looking for new projects for the club. I would love to have this book.

  16. Paula says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn origami, and those pictures look absolutely amazing – those are crafts that can be proudly displayed in any home. How great would it be to tell your friends that you made them?!

  17. ellecat says:

    This book looks fabulous, I would love to learn how to make these!

  18. Jessica says:

    I still have the origami book my parents gave me long ago. I have been teaching my students at the Homework club origami and they really get a kick out of it. It is so much fun to do, so having another book to learn more folds from would be most excellent!!

  19. caracolina says:

    I’ve been looking at my beautiful, oversized atlas recently, considering using the maps to craft with. The other morning I was thinking of cutting some maps into strips for weaving but the top picture in this blog entry had me thinking origami using maps would be interesting as well. Thing is, I love origami but pretty much all the books I’ve seen are beginner books and don’t have really interesting projects. This one definitely looks like it is worth checking out.

  20. hattie says:

    this could solve all those rateXtime+distance word problems–i have been trying to origami fold maps to decrease the travel to far flung friends and relatives–several skilled folds and you are there. maybe this inspires a book sequel? in the meantime, i love paper, maps, learning, teaching. so there you go.

  21. hattie says:

    this could solve all those rate xt ime=distance word problems–i have been trying to origam- fold maps to decrease the travel to far flung friends and relatives–several skilled folds and you are there now! maybe this inspires a book sequel? in the meantime, i love paper, maps, learning, teaching. so there you go. may the fold be with you.

  22. Refiber says:

    After watching ‘Independent Lens: Between the Folds’, I was in awe of paper folders. Origami is so much more then just beautiful cranes. As a book binder and paper crafter, I am always looking for new and fun resources!

  23. Kimberly Chapman says:

    Let’s try again…wouldn’t let me post the first time (so apologies if two show up).
    I’d love a copy because I haven’t done origami in years but have been considering getting back into it since my daughter is really hitting her stride craft-wise. She’s been doing crafts since she was old enough to not eat the ingredients but lately she’s really started paying attention and getting into it. So this would be great as something we could do together, especially since many of my other crafts are a bit complicated for her.

  24. kat says:

    I’ve been interested in origami ever since working on a math paper about flat folding. This book looks like it’s not only decorative but may be utilitarian as well.

  25. Rita says:

    I have been yearning to learn origami since I was a kid. I have recently seen beautiful mobiles from different origami shapes (cranes etc). I would love this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. handmaidbyhelenhedding says:

    I have salvaged a full set of 1970’s encyclopedia’s from my in laws and have been trying to come up with creative ways to use them in artworks. This book would be invaluable to me to be able to recycle the paper and send it back into the world in a new way. I

  27. Vivian C. says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book so that I could share these projects with my students. I am an elementary school teacher who works with students who have learning differences like ADHD and dyslexia. At lunch, I teach a modular origami class 4 days a week to any interested students at my school. Many students who have challenges in academic areas have shown an interest in craft which helps them to develop their spatial abilities (the spatial relationships come naturally to many of my students!). Origami has been a great learning tool for many of them, as they learn to assess their own work and choose projects of interest. They take pride in their work and build frustration tolerance as they build amazing projects (some of my students readily tackle 90-piece projects and I have second graders who happily commit to 12-piece projects!). I am always looking for more projects to stimulate their interest and to inspire me!

  28. ab2 says:

    I believe I need a copy of this book as I got a letter from the British Origami Society this morning… …but I didn’t know what to make of it. D:

  29. Kim says:

    Once my co-workers found out I do origami, they’re always asking me to do little things for their desks and as small presents and things. Morale around the office is rather non-existent at the moment, so I think sometimes even small things like this can help a ton! I’d love to win a copy and put it to use making my office friends happy.

  30. Dria says:

    I would love to win this book! I am my works resident origami maker, and I make origami items in fabric for my etsy shop! I’m always looking to learn new folds and become more inspired and this book would really help me with that!

  31. papelhilo says:

    I love and practive origami yet, but this book seems to give a new vision to it !

  32. Anne says:

    A cup of cocoa, the kids, and origami. Can’t get much better than that.

  33. gremhog says:

    is there a better way to view life than to see it through valleys and mountains. we all experience both.

  34. deglass says:

    I teach inner city school children. Sometimes it is difficult to draw their interest in math and geometry. I started with having the kids make paper airplanes, noting the geometrical components and math the is not immediately apparent. I had them try changing their folds to achieve better flight.
    I then gave them beginner origami simple patterns as an extra credit project.
    It was rewarding to see their interests soar as they realized that they could MAKE origami objects. Most had never made anything themselves and it seemed to open a new avenue to explore.

  35. JeansCouldUseHelp says:

    My niece has not found much to interest her or keep herself busy until she discovered origami. Now she loves it. It would be a great present…after I sneak a peek at it myself, of course.

  36. amhv says:

    Winning an origami book would be a wonderful thing, I wouldn’t have to keep checking it out of the library.

  37. says:

    I’ve always had a love of origami, but not really known a lot about how to do it. It’d be fantastic to learn.

  38. says:

    I have some beautiful origami paper that I bought in Japan, and I have just been making cards with it. If I won the book I could actually do origami with it :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Sharon says:

    I’m a Paper and Origami Lover and this book would be the ultimate craft date (with coffee of course).

  40. hattie says:

    i am sure there is a special map fold that can be done before traveling to reduce the distance between two points (or two persons). if it is not within this book, the pictured projects are sublime and inspirational. paper rocks w/o scissors!

  41. winterrain says:

    I am a medically retired office worker who has always been learning different ways of crafting from crochet, knit, knitting board, tatting, watercolor painting and anything else that will keep me learning and growing. This book will add to my enjoyment of learning the new and unusual in crafting. thank you for the opportunity.

  42. BGPA says:

    I have been a lover of origami since I was little kid. It makes me happy and I love sharing the love. This book would definitely enhance my obsessions! It looks great.

  43. sunkittys says:

    I have always loved folding I made 1000 cranes for my first 1 year anniversary with my boyfriend but I want to learn how to make other things with paper. Anything were you turn a flat object into a 3D one makes me feel happy inside : D

  44. agemason says:

    I am a College student and I do not have a lot of money to decorate my apartment. I would like this book to make some unique decor to spice up my life a bit.

  45. says:

    I love everything paper, so this book would be perfect! Gotta have it!

    Camila F.

  46. scootles says:

    My teenage daughter does origami all the time, day and night. She loves it as a way to focus and calm her mind when the day gets stressful as well as something to do when she is bored, waiting for a table at a restaurant, etc. Then she leaves the finished product behind for her teachers, students, the waitress, etc. to enjoy. We have gotten some great smiles from this. She would love this book.

  47. Cindy says:

    I’ve recently become interested in learning how to do origami and it sounds like this would be a great book to help me get started!

  48. Alba says:

    I love origami and would have so much fun decorating with these awesome paper designs!

  49. varenikje says:

    It looks like this book has a number of interesting models and I would love to try some new ones. When I was growing up, doing origami was just something that one did (my Aunt said all children did and I believed her) but I have let this get away from me.

  50. ay2zee says:

    Love origami and could use some holiday cheering up

  51. tangomom says:

    I love papercraft that has some utility and it looks like there are some nice upcycled models in this book!

  52. Alexandra says:

    I have an open book obsession, and recently have been forced to separate from more than 75% of the books I own. Origami is an endearing and satisfying craft-form; one that can be built upon to create one’s own patterns and concepts. This extensive book will not only provide me with examples to copy and advance my technique; it will also give me inspiration to go on and develop my own work as well as share my knowledge with others.

  53. pischi says:

    …to crease and fold. How soothing!

  54. ShiningStar says:

    I would love to try this.
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  55. Amanda says:

    I have always loved origami! When I was a little girl I would spend my summers going to classes with my mother, where I would sit in the back of the room and fold beautiful paper shapes. This book would be a great primer to get back into paper folding again.

  56. Juli says:

    This book looks like fun. As a person who used to live in Japan, I feel like I should know more about origami than I do.

  57. kathryn says:

    the book looks amazing! would look to make some of the special projects in it

  58. TalkingMute says:

    I have enjoyed origami since I was in 6th grade. My math teacher taught us a few origami figures to explain angles.
    Also, today is my birthday!

  59. OhTheBether says:

    I would love to read this book! I like origami and it would be nice to try something new and different. I can only fold a penguin so many times before I’m bored- also, my apartment is starting to get overrun by paper penguins…

  60. kate morar says:

    I would love to win this book! i teach art to children at a non profit after school program. I think this book would be a great way to teach inexpensive (which is a KEY concern) and interesting craft projects. I have always been interested in origami and i LOVED doing it as a child. I have a standard origami book but there are only so many fortune tellers and paper cranes you can make before kids get bored! I live in san francisco and am addicted to up-cycling crafts and this project book would be very wonderful!

  61. Anna says:

    I have always been in love with paper crafting, and have attempted origami on multiple occasions, but could never quite get it down. This books looks like a huge inspiration, as well as a good guide to doing origami.

  62. Anna says:

    I have tried to do origami on many occasions, but have never quite been able to figure it out. This book looks like a huge inspiration, as well as an easy-to-follow guide to doing origami, and additionally, it looks like it has a bunch of adorable projects.

  63. Anna says:

    I have tried many times to do origami, but have never quite been able to accomplish it. This book looks like a huge inspiration, a good how-to guide, and a great book full of cute projects.

  64. kristjoy says:

    I love paperfolding and paper cutting. We use it at work to teach mathematical and topological concepts to kids. radial symmetry and snowflakes today in fact… but I make all kinds of stuff at home, kusudama, modular polyhedrons, butterflies and cherry blossoms…

  65. kristjoy says:

    I love paperfolding and paper cutting. We use it at work to teach mathematical and topological concepts to kids. radial symmetry and snowflakes today in fact… but I make all kinds of stuff at home, kusudama, modular polyhedrons, butterflies and cherry blossoms…

  66. kristjoy says:

    oops double posted! sorry, please delete one.

  67. says:

    big fan of origami and upcycling paper – the book looks awesome!

  68. cthulhulovesme says:

    It’s been a few years since I’ve done origami. I’d love the chance to get back into it.

  69. Emma says:

    I’d love this book for gift making! Or for fun projects with my niece and nephew.
    emniesl at gmail dot com

  70. Gail says:

    My mother loves origami, and is very good at it. She would love this book!

  71. gennessee says:

    I love this combination of origami with modern design and unusual materials. Looks like a beautiful book, I’d love to have it!

  72. superface says:

    I have loved origami for at least 20 years, and find it extremely relaxing, as well as creative. This book also looks more interesting than most!

  73. Alaska bug says:

    Origami is such a delightful way to decorate for parties or more permanent home decor, and I have frustratingly little in my library about the subject.

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