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What is Origami?

Origami is more popular now than ever before and has many skilled practitioners all over the world. The centuries-old Japanese tradition is well known, but in fact the art of folding fabric and paper also has a long history in Europe. Over the past fifty years or so the techniques have become highly sophisticated, making it possible to produce work of staggering realism and complexity, and yet there are also many folders who find satisfaction in much simpler and more abstract designs. In addition to being a wonderful and easily accessible pastime, paperfolding is also a valuable tool in mathematics and education, and is increasingly being found to have important practical applications in science and engineering.


Traditional Western Boat


Traditional Japanese Crane

About Edwin Corrie

I first became interested in origami at an early age thanks to a Japanese book of simple models for children and later the popular works of Robert Harbin. In my teens I discovered a whole new world of paperfolding via the British Origami Society and other societies around the world, which provided a huge amount of inspiration and eventually encouraged me to start experimenting with my own designs. Many of these have been published in various origami society magazines and booklets, but there are many more that have not yet seen the light of day.

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The book that got me interested in origami as a child


I would like to thank my daughter Sarah for creating this website to allow me to share some of my models in a way that a short time ago I would never have thought possible. The name "Corriegami", which seems obvious in hindsight, was first suggested by my younger daughter Giulia.

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