What to get to a friend that is origami fanatic for birthday

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What to get to a friend that is origami fanatic for birthday

Postby sunshine23 » February 19th, 2019, 1:52 pm

Hi to all. I am new here and I need favor. Probably you would know to give me advice what product to get to my friend? I not have clue what would he like to get for his birthday? Thank everyone in advance
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Re: What to get to a friend that is origami fanatic for birt

Postby Baltorigamist » February 19th, 2019, 9:43 pm

It depends on several things, including budget, your friend’s location and skill level, and when his birthday is. For a complex folder, I’d recommend books from origami-shop.com; but they can be expensive and take days or weeks to arrive. If he’s at an intermediate level, John Montroll’s books should be available on Amazon (and he has several).
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Re: What to get to a friend that is origami fanatic for birt

Postby Gerardo » February 24th, 2019, 2:54 pm

I'd vote for very good paper (or other folding material) :)... hopefully paper your friend has never tried before, but is perfect for the kind of origami he or she practices. The thing is not all paper is appropriate for all models. For example you need paper with very specific characteristics in order to fold complex origami, but maybe your friend is like me and isn't too fond of complex origami. In that case, your friend would like paper with a different set of characteristics. I'm personally crazy for useful origami, it actually depends on the particular model of practical origami, but I usually appreciate a big, dense-ish paper, with excellent memory. Stardream, Majestic, and Curious Metallic papers are wonderful for what I fold. I've learned that Elephant Hide paper has those characteristics I like and I've never ever had it on my hands. I would so love the friend that would give me a couple of B1 or B0 sheets of it on my birthday :D!

But like I said, choosing the correct type of paper depends on the type of origami your friend folds.

Hope this helps ;).
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Re: What to get to a friend that is origami fanatic for birt

Postby Froy » February 26th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Get him a book.

Out of price and complexity level the best thing you can do is share knowledge.

Paper is personally a matter for each individual to choose. In my case I prefer not to use fancy papers since it tells the people what you can do with simple and affordable materials.
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