Welcome to Origamido Studio!

We specialize in original fine art, mostly of natural history subjects, and collaborate with other origami designers and fine artists to produce artworks of folded, custom, hand-made papers, exhibited at major showings of origami fine art around the world.

In addition to our fine art origami, we provide paper folding instruction and papermaking lessons, as well as custom origami design and exhibit services and origami art for advertising. We make and sell custom, archival origami art from our own, Origamido® Handmade Papers. We develop and publish our origami designs, including shooting and editing our own instructional video folding productions. View a limited selection of our beginners' origami instructions on Comcast on Demand, ActivityTV.com, and the Peabody Essex Museum.

Explore our publications in detail from the summaries below. You can also see our products Tuttle Publishing or use the Amazon.com tool, at the bottom of the page, to browse and buy directly. If you've any questions, we look forward to hearing from you!

Our Books and DVDs:

We design origami and author books and kits. Many also have companion video DVD's. To see which projects you can fold with each title, just click on the icon or title below, and then scroll down through the photos.

Story-gami Story-gami Kit: Create Origami Using Folding Stories

Book and DVD Boxed kit (8.5x10.8 inches) 80 page book, origami paper packet, with DVD

18 projects

Learn a great collection of origami models in both print and DVD video format. Through the mnemonic of storytelling, the authors make folding these sculptures easy and fun! [more...]

Origami Butterflies and Moths Origami Butterflies & Moths (DVD)

3 hours 15 minutes, menu-driven DVD

16 projects, plus varations

Fold along with master origami artist Michael G. LaFosse at your own pace with these 16 beautifully varied butterflies, moths and dragonfly! [more...]

Hira Ori Chris Palmer's Hira-Ori

120 minutes, menu-driven DVD

Chris K. Palmer's "Hira Ori" (flat fold in Japanese) DVD lesson begins with an amazing 10-minute Gallery of his folded paper designs, and progresses through a series of his Boxes, Flowers, and even a Tessellation.[more...]

Planes for Brains Planes for Brains: 28 Innovative Origami Airplane Designs

Book and DVDHardcover (8.5x10 inches, 96 pages) with DVD

28 projects

You'll find that no fold is too complex when you're able to see, and fold along with master origami artist Michael G. LaFosse! Instructions for 28 fantastic origami airplanes in both print and DVD video format. [more...]

Planes for Brains Trash Origami

Book and DVDHardcover (8.5x11 inches, 96 pages) with DVD

25 projects

Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage - it's time to fold! Famed origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way in Trash Origami with 25 fun and innovative origami projects. [more...]

Magic Rose Cube The Origami of Valerie Vann

115 minutes, menu-driven DVD

5 projects, plus variations

Learn the fabulous Magic Rose Cube and other fantastic modular creations in this easy-to-follow, step-by-step video DVD. [more...]

Origami Butterflies Origami Butterflies

Book and DVDFlapped paperback (8.5x11 inches, 112 pages) with two DVDs

26 projects

This exciting new book with two accompanying DVDs represents the culmination of a lifetime of designing and perfecting the art of origami butterflies. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection! [more...]

Origami Butterflies Kit Origami Butterflies Kit

Boxed kit (12.3x6.3 inches) two 32-page booklets, 96 sheets of folding paper

Butterly Design System (infinite variations!) plus 12 projects

In addition to full instructions for 12 original butterflies, this kit teaches you the complete LaFosse Butterfly System, allowing you to move on to create your own new butterfly designs. [more...]

Ethan Plaut The Many Facets of Ethan Plaut (DVD)

90 minutes, menu-driven DVD

9 projects, plus variations

Learn Ethan's novel system for creating great geometric origami projects, and modify or design new modeuls by hybridizing bases. [more...]

Origami Stationery Origami Stationery Kit

Boxed kit (8.5x8.5 inches, 48 page booklet, 80 sheets of paper, folding tool)

15 projects

Create elegant folded note cards and envelopes for a personal touch! Crystal-clear instructions for 15 creative note cards and holders, plus custom-designed papers will help you create memorable correspondence. [more...]

Origami Flowers Kit Origami Flowers Kit

Book and DVDBoxed Kit (8.25x8.25 inches) 96 page booklet, 180 sheets origami paper, with 1 DVD

6 projects

Learn a beautiful assortment of origami flowers and leaves in this kit. [more...]

Origami Art Origami Art

Hardcover (8.5x11 inches, 144 pages)

15 projects

Fifteen exquisite folded paper designs from the Origamido Studio, suitable for the advanced-level folder. Also included are sections on paper selection, making your own paper, wetfolding and other surface decoration techniques, and much more! [more...]

Geometric Origami Geometric Origami: The Art of Modular Paper Sculpture

Book and DVD Boxed Kit: paperback booklet, 192 sheets of folding paper, with DVD

15 projects

This kit contains everything you need - 192 pieces of double-sided origami paper, a detailed full-color instruction booklet and a DVD with clear step-by-step video instructions. [more...]

Origami Butterflies Mini Kit Origami Butterflies Mini Kit

Book and DVDBoxed Kit (5.5x5.5 inches) 32 page booklet, 40 sheets origami paper, with 1 DVD

6 projects

Learn six unique butterfly designs (plus variations) in this kit from the butterfly master. [more...]

Origami Studio Kit Origami Studio Kit

Book and DVDBoxed kit (8.5x9.5 inches) 72 page booklet, 70 sheets origami paper, with DVD

30 lessons

Welcome to Origami Studio, an origami workshop-in-a-box! With this kit and the accompanying DVD, you'll learn to fold alongside world-renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse. [more...]

Money Origami Money Origami Kit

Book and DVD Boxed Kit: (8.3x8.3 inches), 64-page booklet, 60 practice bills, and with DVD

21 projects

Easy-to-follow print and DVD video instructions for 21 fun and creative origami projects, plus 60 practice dollar bills. [more...]

Mini Money Origami Mini Money Origami

Book and DVD Boxed Kit: paperback booklet, 40 practice bills, with DVD

5 projects

These fun dollar bill folding activities are sure to provide a wealth of enjoyment! Detailed print and DVD video instructions for each unique project. [more...]

Advanced Origami Advanced Origami

Hardcover (8.5x11 inches, 144 pages)

15 projects

"An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper," this book is packed with information: instructions for folding 15 advanced pieces, plus techniques for preparing commercial papers for your projects, wet-folding, and even making your own origami paper! [more...]

Japanese Paper Crafting Japanese Paper Crafting

Hardcover (8.5x11 inches, 128 pages)

17 projects

Learn about and make your own washi, Japan's special handmade paper, plus 17 beautiful paper crafts including classic origami cranes and variations, bowls, boxes and hand-bound books. [more...]

Dollar Origami Dollar Origami

Book and DVD Spiral-bound paperback (7 x 10 inches, 96 pages) with 1 DVD

20 projects

In LaFosse and Alexander's Dollar Origami, the world-renowned origami artists and co-founders of the eminent Origamido Studio share twenty incredible creations specifically designed to be made out of dollar bills, with projects suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced folder. [more...]

We add new products as they're released - check back frequently, or, if you can't find something you're looking for, please contact us!

News & Events

Between the Folds: Thanks to everybody...
...who turned out for the Rogers Center evening with Vanessa Gould! We were delighted to reconnect with so many great friends.

Watch online: Origamido Studio featured on "Creative Haverhill"
Curious about the Studio? Watch this 15-minute piece that showcases our art, our paper, and us!

ONGOING: School & Library Programs
We are back in Massachusetts - book your programs now! [learn more...]

ONGOING: Origami lessons - all levels
By appointment only, at our Haverhill, MA Studio [learn more...]

dry paperONGOING: Origamido® Papers and Hand Papermaking
By appointment only, at our Haverhill, MA Studio
[learn more...]

We had a great time in Hawaii: have a virtual look at our Waikiki Gallery

Store Ftont

between the folds film"Between the Folds" wins a 2010 Peabody Award! (Read the article and purchase the DVD at the Between the Folds web site. Includes extra footage and interviews, including papermaking at Origamido Studio! Also available on Netflix.

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