This website is maintained on a shoe-string budget by
Barb, our lead origami artist and writer, with the help of several
amazing volunteers and fellow folders, and with generous contributions from fans just like
Barb became hooked on origami in 1971 when, as a young
teen, she had
the wonderful experience of spending a summer in Japan. She
learned origami from her gracious Japanese hosts and from the many
collected during her visit.
This site allows her to combine her passion for teaching
origami with the skills acquired through a long career in
information technology and technical writing.
To help keep the free instructions and information
coming, please consider helping
with this site's production by purchasing products
or by making a donation below.
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. For
donations of $10 or more, we are offering the following thank-you gifts.
To thank you for your generous donation of $10 or
more, we will send you a free two-pack
of Barb's favorite origami tool.
says, "This simple plastic tool is my favorite because it's like 3 tools in 1.
1. The curved
surface makes perfect creases.
2. The pointy
end is good for lifting edges and for scoring thick papers before
3. The blunt end helps open corners
of squash folds."
To thank you for your
generous donation of $25 or more,
we will send you the creasing tool
2-pack and a 65-sheet pack of 5 7/8-inch Japanese-made origami paper in
assorted colors, including one sheet each of gold and silver foil.