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Welcome to The Fold, the online magazine of OrigamiUSA! On this page you will find articles about folding in general, design, techniques, and, of course, diagrams! We hope you enjoy the magazine. Articles are added over the course of each 2-month issue, so check back regularly or subscribe to our RSS feed. Select any keyword in the menu to see all articles with that keyword, or see here for a pictorial listing of all diagrams.

An elegant model by a creator who began designing when she was home in the pandemic.
Did you know that the A ratio has two distinct definitions? Edward Holmes offers a cheerful explanation.
The blintz fold from the early 18th century to the present, and how it has opened up possibilities for more complex origami design.
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by Thomas Cooper
There is a family of geometric solids, one of which is illustrated in a famous engraving by Albrecht Dürer, that poses some interesting origami challenges.
A tetrahedral gift box with a secure closure and a loop for hanging.
A box that opens with a pull and springs closed ... along with a variation.
Another volume of complex figurative models from the press of Nicolas Terry.
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An Icosidodecahedron with sunken triangular faces based on a simple unit. Made from 12 pentagons, it is definitely meant for people who like challenges!
Learn more about a designer of exquisite kusudamas, and try your hand at folding one.