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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 endearing wet-folded mouse with teeth for the Year of the Rat (or sometimes Mouse).
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by Francesco Mancini
Valentine’s day is coming, and if you like origami hearts and you’re also into modulars, you can follow the diagrams and fold a Two of Hearts modular.
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A crease pattern and notes for folding a delightful heart with a color-change clover. Designed by Meenakshi Mukerji, it's a confluence of the works of Shuzo Fujimoto and Francis Ow. The clover can be extended into Fujimoto's Hydrangea as well as most designs that start with a four-sink base or crossed box pleat.
Why go to a CDO convention? It could be for the folding games.
by Laura Rozenberg. Translated from Spanish by James Buschman
A review of a book on the role of folding in mathematics, art and philosophy, and its struggle for recognition through the centuries.
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A harmful hazard warning sign that makes good use of the color change technique.
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by Sharon Turvey
A modular recycling symbol by Sharon Turvey that can easily be made from recycled paper or junk mail, but it's worth folding from any paper.
Learn how to fold this cute winter model by downloading the diagrams or watching a video tutorial.
Just like her motto, "Modulars are symbolic for ‘connections’ (in all senses)," José connects to many people through origami with her beautiful modulars. Practicing origami for more then 40 years, she begins her story at a Fröbel school and brings it to the present with Facebook.
The Swift Ring is easy to fold, and it works well as a decoration or as jewelry.