Making origami workshops fun

Making origami workshops fun

I enjoy teaching origami to groups, though I do it less frequently these days. Assia and I have recently returned from the 40th anniversary convention of MFPP in Aix les Bains in the Savoie region of France, where we were very honoured to be two of the invited guests, along with Alessandra Lamio, Eric Vigier, […]

Akira Yoshizawa 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005

Akira Yoshizawa 14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005

                  An encounter with the master The Legacy of Akira Yoshizawa  

The story of a fox hound

The story of a fox hound

Dating from 1975, this is a very early design of mine but it remains one of my favourites. It’s not too difficult, and you can soon knock up quite a pack of baying hounds from a few 2×1 rectangles obtained by cutting standard origami squares in half. The traditional 22.5 degree geometry easily lends itself […]

Finding the Mimosa bush

Finding the Mimosa bush

I’m thrilled to have got back this lost family painting. The Mimosa Bush in Bloom is a water colour painting by my great grandfather John Lamb Secundus. It was painted in South Africa in 1903. It hung at the family home in Bramhall, and I remember it fondly from my childhood.  In recent years, my […]