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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844489947
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 195x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £12.99



The art of cutting and folding by Ho Huu An (Author)

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Book Description

The book is aimed at making ‘kirigami’, the popular Japanese paper cutting craft, accessible and easy to master for crafters of all levels. Marie Claire’s selection of projects are all accompanied by very detailed and thorough instructions and diagrams which are also easy to follow and master. The book is a collection of popular kirigami creations expertly compiled by Marie Claire Idées. It features 40 paper card projects including templates, beautiful photography, helpful instructions and internet links and references for those interested in seeing more. While the art traditionally encompasses pentagram shapes, snowflakes, and orchid blossoms, Kiriagmi: pop-up cards and patterned cut-outs also includes greeting cards, Christmas decorations, invitations and a range of paper craft options that are possible with kirigami.

About the Author

About Ho Huu An
From a very young age, Vietnamese-born Ho Huu An has had a strong passion for papercraft. After training as an Oceanographer, he abandoned his profession to move exclusively into working with paper. Ho Huu An has endeavoured to make the traditional crafts of Origami and Kirigami accessible to the international market, imbuing his designs with originality and a strong personal touch.


Love to Make

December 2015

The traditional art of paper cutting and folding explained here in simple terms. The book contains 40 delightful projects, by two papercraft designers, to help you hone your skills. The projects include pop-up greetings cards, Christmas decorations, flowers, tea-light holders, wall décor and much more. With great photography, easy-to-follow instructions and all the necessary templates, each project is graded as to cutting and folding difficulty, so this book is suitable for anyone from beginner upwards.


Dec 13

This book is a collaboration between two authors: Laurence Arnac has a background in graphic design, and Ho Huu An trained as an oceanographer but has a love of papercraft. There is much to admire in this title but I wouldnt recommend it for the papercutting novice. You have to be pretty handy with a craft knife to manage any of the beautiful projects. Having said that, each of the 40 papercraft projects is labelled both for cutting and folding difficulty. And there is a good tutorial section front-of-book which includes a diagram of practice cuts for learners. As you would expect, this is a template-based book. The projects are divided into Card Projects, Table Decorations, Special Occasions, and Christmas. Theres pop-up card action aplenty, plus several boxes and ornaments. One of the cards, Celestial Sphere, is a beautiful star-topped slice form (slice forms are amazing interlocking 3-D constructions that fold flat to send). Cosmic! And I cant imagine anybody not being suitably impressed by the baby grand piano pop-up.

There are several lovely Christmas decorations that you could send as gifts, such as the Snowflake Wall Hanging or the Reindeer Wall Hanging. This book is intended for hand-cutters, but if you have a digital papercutter, you could scan in the pattern and make them up (for personal use only, that goes without saying). To sum up: a pleasant collection of papercutting projects with year-round variety.

Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts

Oct 13

The traditional art of Japanese paper cutting and folding is fully explained in this book. 40 projects have been included for you to hone your skills. You can make greetings cards, flowers, tea light holders, wall decor and more. The projects are graded as to difficulty so this book is suitable for anyone from beginner upwards. Gorgeous projects including pop ups. I really enjoyed this book. Includes templates, easy to follow instructions and great photography.

Making Cards

Aug 13

Kirigami is a Japanese paper cutting craft, accessible and easy to master for all levels of crafter. This new books contains a selection of 40 projects all accompanied by detailed and thorough instructions and diagrams which are easy to follow and master. Templates and photographic step-by-steps are also included. Follow the projects to encompass pop-up cards with a difference.

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