Most of the designs that you will learn will use a square
piece of paper - and most will be done with origami paper, so the
directions will show a colored (or gray side to indicate color)
and a white side.
Also, most patterns will have an arrow that points you in the
direction of where the fold should go. We have talked about the
different types of arrows earlier in the book.
The following folds are reasonably simple. It may take a while
to get the terminology down, and the way they show up on the
directions, but with a little bit of practice you will most
certainly get the hang of it.
There are 10 folds you should know as an apprentice origami
artist, but two (or three) that you should become very familiar
with. All of the folds are:
* Valley fold
* Mountain fold
* Petal fold
* Rabbit ear fold
* Squash fold
* Inside reverse fold
* Outside reverse fold
* Crimp fold
* Sink fold
We'll go through all of these in some detail, and they will
get you well on your way to making some of the fantastic
creations you see in origami.
After mastering these basic folds you should learn the basic
bases. It is from these bases that most creations are made and
knowing them can give you an infinite base on which to build your
The main bases you should learn are:
Bases are important
Bases are like the foundation for a house - if they aren't
built very well, then the chances of you building a long lasting
piece of origami decrease.
Practice your bases so you can make the best origami designs.
You will need good knowledge of these bases as we move into the
next chapter on making some of your favorite pieces.
Jeremy Hansen is a recognized expert on everything Origami and
author of the book "Origami Secrets Revealed: Everything You Need
To Know And More". For more great information like this you can
check out his website at http://www.m5info.com/origamisecrets.html
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