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Curlicue: Kinetic Origami

by Assia Brill

Published:
2013 by CreateSpace
Pages:
80
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781494234935
ISBN-10:
1494234939

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Skill Level Simple
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)? Uses strips of paper

Overall Impression

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What is a curlicue? Well, it's hard to explain, and you should see it in action(and even better, play with it) to appreciate the genius behind this design. So if you've never heard of the origami curlicue before, check out Sara Adams' excellent video and tutorial for the basic curlicue, a twisting paper toy that looks like magic, with kaleidoscopic qualities.

The book contains instructions to several types of curlicues, folded from either tapering strips or simple, parallel long strips of paper. The folding process is quick and simple, and several locking techniques are provided, as well as many tips for the hexagonal curlicues. The book ends with a couple of curlicue-based designs, and detailed instructions for cutting the strips needed.

The book is very well produced, with full-color throughout, gorgeous photos and high-quality diagrams. I believe this book is accessible to the complete beginner, or even someone who's not a folder at all, but is interested in making some fun paper toys.

There are 17 Origami Designs in Curlicue: Kinetic Origami:

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Curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill8Other shape

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From a tapering strip, with 2 locking methods
Origami Curlicue by Assia Brill Folded from a tapering strip of Kraft paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Dancing curlicues

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill17Other shape
2 units

From 2 tapering strips
Origami Dancing curlicues by Assia Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Prism curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill19Rectangle - Long stripOrigami Prism curlicue by Assia Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Double curlicue 1

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill23Square
2 units

From 2 tapering strips
Double curlicue 2

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill24Other shape

From a double tapering strip
Double curlicue 3

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill25Other shape

From a double tapering strip
Double prism curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill27Rectangle - Long strip

3 variations
Prism hexagonal curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill34Rectangle - Long strip
Hexagonal curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill35Other shape

From a tapering strip
Origami Hexagonal curlicue by Assia Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Double prism hexagonal curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill37Rectangle - Long strip
Double hexagonal curlicue

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill40Other shape
2 units

From 2 tapering strips
Rectangular curlicue 45

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill58Other shape

From a tapering strip
Origami Rectangular curlicue 45 by Assia Brill Folded from a tapering strip of Kraft paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Prism rectangular curlicue 60

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill59Rectangle - Long stripOrigami Prism rectangular curlicue 60 by Assia Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Double rectangular curlicue 45

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill60Other shape
2 units

From 2 tapering strips
Double prism rectangular curlicue 45

Toys - Action Models

Assia Brill62Rectangle - Long strip
Cushioned coaster

Geometric and other shapes

Assia Brill66Other shape
2 units

From 2 tapering strips
Puzzle coaster

Geometric and other shapes

Assia Brill68Rectangle - Long strip