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The New Origami

by Steve and Megumi Biddle

1993 by St. Martin's Griffin

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Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? No
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)? Varies

Overall Impression

This book offers a variety of subjects to the folder to choose from. With so many types of folds, by many creators from all over the world, anyone can find something they like.

The diagrams are of high standards, even indicating hand placement while folding.

There are 46 Origami Designs in The New Origami:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos

Geometric and other shapes

Mitsunobu Sonobe19Square
6 units

Sonobe's module is a modern classic, but it's uncredited in this book
Pentagon coaster (Dodecahedron)

Geometric and other shapes

Francis Ow21Square
60 units
Star - harlequin

Geometric and other shapes

Francis Ow24Square
6 units

Geometric and other shapes

Megumi Biddle26Square
60 units

Requires glue
Box - decorative

Boxes and Containers

Tomoko Fuse30Square
8 units

4 squares for the lid, and 4 for the box
Lizard - action

Toys - Action Models

Tomoko Fuse34Square
12 units

Also in BOS Magazine 126
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami You Can Play With by Tomoko Fuse
Origami Lizard - action by Tomoko Fuse on
Folded by Rui Roda
Soma cube

Toys - Puzzles

Steve Biddle41Square
Multiple units

Toys - Puzzles

Steve Biddle44Square
5 units


Steve Biddle48Rectangle - A size

Based on a model by Seiryo Takekawa. Fun!
Pyramid puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

Didier Boursin50Rectangle - A size
2 units
Tetrahedron - rotating

Geometric and other shapes

Steve Biddle52Rectangle - A size
Star - pentagram

Geometric and other shapes

Fujimoto Shuzo54Rectangle - A size
Box - inside outside puzzle

Toys - Puzzles

Thoki Yenn56Rectangle - A size
4 units
Paper Puppet - story

Toys - Puppets

Rachel Katz60Square

Folding a simple puppet while telling a story
The Captain's Hat - story

Clothes - Hats

Traditional62Rectangle - A size

A fun story where the model is tore in the end to create a shirt
Printer's hat - story

Clothes - Hats

Traditional65Rectangle - A size

The story of many hats!


Steve Biddle68Rectangle - A size
Letter - bamboo

Letters and Envelopes

Takenao Handa74Rectangle - A size
Fish envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Michel Grand76Rectangle - A size

Also in Le Pli 65
Origami Fish envelope by Michel Grand on
Folded by Michel Grand

Objects - Wallets

Megumi Biddle78Rectangle - 1X3

Boxes and Containers

Saburo Kase80Square

Also in BOS Convention 1978 Autumn
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Le Pli 67
Also in NOA Kessakusen
Also in NOA Magazine 10
Also in Origami - Magic Square by Sergei Afonkin
Also in Origami Paperfolding for Fun by Eric Kenneway
and in other sources...
Origami Vase by Saburo Kase on
Folded by Paula Versnick

Objects - Wallets

Martin Wall83Rectangle - A size

With plenty of pockets
Envelope - tree

Letters and Envelopes

John Cunliffe86Square
Gift bag

Boxes and Containers

Vincent Floderer89Rectangle - A size

Also in Atlas de l'Origami
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami USA Convention 1996
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 35
Also in Der Falter 14
Also in Pajarita Magazine 96
and in other sources...
Origami Gift bag by Vincent Floderer on
Folded by Francois Ziegler
Letter - boat

Letters and Envelopes

Steve Biddle92Square
Hina Ningyo

Religion and Holidays - Eastern Religions

4 units
With cuts
Tato hanamon ori

Objects - Wallets


Japanese dolls
Letter - pencil

Letters and Envelopes

Megumi Biddle111Square

Boxes and Containers

Didier Boursin114SquareOrigami Dish by Didier Boursin on
Folded by Lou Pearson
Heart with wings


Francis Ow116Square

Also in Doctor's Origami Dream Book by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Also in NOA Magazine 222
Also in Angel Origami by Nick Robinson
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami Heart with wings by Francis Ow folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Hearts - double


Francis Ow118Rectangle - 1X2

Also in NOA Magazine 174
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Pajarita Magazine 25
Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in Origami - 30 fold-by-fold projects by Paulo Mulatinho
Also in Paper Hearts
Origami Hearts - double by Francis Ow Folded from a rectangle of duo origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on

Geometric and other shapes

Megumi Biddle121Square
Rose brooch

Flora - Flowers

Toshie Takahama124Square
Sink Flower

Flora - Flowers

Steve Biddle128Square
Clown - Pierrot

People - Occupations - Clowns

Seiji Nishikawa132Square
2 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995
Also in Works of Seiji Nishikawa by Seiji Nishikawa
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 122
Also in ORU Magazine 2
and in other sources...
Origami Clown - Pierrot by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Reptiles - Turtles

Takenao Handa141Square
Syachi hoko


Kazuo Choshi144Square

A fish

Birds - Strigiformes - Owls

Kenji Jinbo147SquareOrigami Owl by Kenji Jinbo on
Folded by Rui Roda

Mammals - Lagomorpha - Rabbits and Bunnies

Yoshihide Momotani151Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Magazine 70
Also in Origami from Around the World by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origami Superstars
Also in Pajarita Magazine 41
Origami Rabbit by Yoshihide Momotani on
Folded by Yoshiaki Ichikawa
Elephant - circus

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

Megumi Biddle156Rectangle - A size

An elephant on a stand. Nice. From half an A-sized rectangle

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Yoshihide Momotani160Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Origami - Easy-to-Make Paper Creations by Gay Merrill Gross
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 14
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 2
Also in The Paper Magazine 95
Origami Koala by Yoshihide Momotani folded by Gilad Aharoni on

Mammals - Rhinocerotidae - Rhinoceros

Edwin Corrie164Rectangle - A size

Also in Animal Origami 3 by Edwin Corrie
Also in Origami Masters: Edwin Corrie by Edwin Corrie
Origami Rhinoceros by Edwin Corrie folded by Gilad Aharoni on
Dinosaur - simple


Rachel Katz170Rectangle - A size
2 units

Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Megumi Biddle173Square
2 units


Steve Biddle177SquareOrigami Apatosaurus by Steve Biddle Folded from a square of

Dinosaurs - Pteranodon

Fumiaki Kawahata181SquareOrigami Pteranodon by Fumiaki Kawahata Folded from a square of thin brown wrapping paper by Gilad Aharoni on