- 2010 by Tuttle Publishing
|Skill Level||Simple to Intermediate|
|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)?||Varies|
This book helps answer the question - What can I fold from this interesting scrap of paper?. Origami enthusiast tend to save interesting paper, waiting for the right design to come along. In Trash Origami LaFosse and Alexander collected designs that prominently feature the paper they're folded from. Modular cubes and boxes, a few toys and practical designs. So you can use that sheet you've been keeping, or just fold from some interesting brochures, junk mail, and even old maps and calendars! Other than providing instructions, the book also discusses many different types of available paper, provides presentation and use ideas for the completed projects.
The DVD that comes with the kit contains full video instructions for each and every single project in the book. It's hard to beat Michael LaFosse's teaching videos - they are very well executed, with over-the-shoulder views and good lighting, and he takes care in explaining every move in detail, while giving many tips and tricks, discussing the background of the designs and more.