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Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies

by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

Published:
2013 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
112
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9784805312261
ISBN-10:
4805312262

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Skill Level Intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Yes

Overall Impression

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I love Michael LaFosse's butterfly designs. His earlier publication, Origami Butterflies was self-published, hence more difficult to find, and laid out a brilliant system for folding many butterfly variations. This new edition uses and explains this system again, including notes for both squares and rectangles, and diagrams for old and new butterfly designs. Each model comes with notes on the design, the person who inspired it, and a haiku.

Also discussed are ideas for how to use the finished models in different ways, and choices for materials to fold from. All those interesting papers you picked up on your travels and never really found a good use for? These butterflies will be perfect for them.

The overall design of the book is stunning, with beautiful photos, showing the designs folded from multiple types of paper. The layout and diagram quality are superb.

And if you prefer folding from video instructions, you're in luck, because the 2 DVDs included with the book contain full video instructions for every single model in the book. Taught by Michael LaFosse, you can be sure that the teaching is of the highest quality.

I would recommend this book to folders of all levels, it's just as fun as origami should be, and everyone would love to get a folded butterfly as a gift!

There are 26 Origami Designs in Michael LaFosse's Origami Butterflies:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Butterfly - Alice Gray

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse34Square

Also in NOA Magazine 288
Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 18 1999 4
Origami Butterfly - Alice Gray by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Tony Cheng

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse38SquareOrigami Butterfly - Tony Cheng by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Jane Winchell

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse40Square

Also in OrigaMIT 2012 Convention Book
Origami Butterfly - Jane Winchell by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Herman Mariano
Butterfly - Jan Polish

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse44SquareOrigami Butterfly - Jan Polish by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Makoto Yamaguchi

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse48Square

Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 132
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Origami Butterfly - Makoto Yamaguchi by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Vanessa Gould

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse52Square
Butterfly - Robert Lang

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse54SquareOrigami Butterfly - Robert Lang by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Herman Mariano
Butterfly - Emiko Kruckner

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse58Square

Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Origami Butterfly - Emiko Kruckner by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of scrap-book paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Kyoko Kondo

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse62Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 2009
Origami Butterfly - Kyoko Kondo by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Killian Mansfield

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse66SquareOrigami Butterfly - Killian Mansfield by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Eric Joisel

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse68SquareOrigami Butterfly - Eric Joisel by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Butterfly - Sok Song

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse72SquareOrigami Butterfly - Sok Song by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by John Farrell
Butterfly - Lillian Oppenheimer

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse76Square

Also in Le Pli 67
Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Also in The Paper Magazine 49
Origami Butterfly - Lillian Oppenheimer by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of Kathy Stevick's tissue-foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Guy Kawasaki

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse78SquareOrigami Butterfly - Guy Kawasaki by Michael G. LaFosse on giladorigami.com
Folded by Herman Mariano
Butterfly - Origamido butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse82Square

Also in Advanced Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in CDO convention 2001
Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Origami Butterfly - Origamido butterfly by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of duo-pearl origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Boston

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse86SquareOrigami Butterfly - Boston by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Question Mark

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse87Square
Butterfly - Doris Asano

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse88SquareOrigami Butterfly - Doris Asano by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Diana Wolf

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse90SquareOrigami Butterfly - Diana Wolf by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - V'Ann Cornelius

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse92Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1997
Also in The Paper Magazine 98
Origami Butterfly - V'Ann Cornelius by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - June Sakamoto

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse94Square

Also in Tanteidan 15th convention
Origami Butterfly - June Sakamoto by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Anne LaVin

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse98Square

Also in Creased Magazine 1
Origami Butterfly - Anne LaVin by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Kyoto

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse100Square

Also in BOS Convention 2012 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 455
Origami Butterfly - Kyoto by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of chiyogami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - Russell Cashdollar

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse103Square
Moth - Mudarri Luna

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse106Square

Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Also in Origami Art by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Origami Moth - Mudarri Luna by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Le Papillon de Nuit

Insects - Butterflies

Michael G. LaFosse109Square

Also in Origami Butterflies by Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Origami Le Papillon de Nuit by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com