Tuttle offered to send me a review copy of Travel Origami by Cindy Ng and I gladly accepted for two reasons. For one, origami is one of my favorite crafts. And two, I liked the concept of making keepsakes out of collected ephemera from my vacations.
Travel Origami is compiled of 24 projects to fold from your keepsakes. There’s also a two page section that introduces you to origami terms and symbols. All the projects (except the money rings) give you the dimensions of paper you need to start out with. That way, there’s no need to be concerned about finding a specific item to create a project. For most of the projects, Cindy suggests a variety of paper products to use for a project. You can even make the projects out of any paper you have around the house.
Below are few of my favorite projects from the book.
I made this bookmark out of a postcard from Powell’s bookstore that I got in Oregon. After testing out a couple of projects from Travel Origami, I found the directions to be brief. I found myself wishing there were a few more steps to explain some of the projects. For that reason, I would recommend this book for intermediate and advanced origami artists. I recommend going to the bookstore and looking at the book to see if it’s a good fit for you.
This envelope stood out to me for its style and purpose. The author suggests sending it with a letter about your travels to a friend. I personally love when people incorporate things they brought back from their travels into a letter. Once I received a cherry blossom leaf from a blog friend who traveled to Japan and it really made me feel special.
For more information about Travel Origami, click here where you can look inside the book.