Origami Database - Who Typed?
|Name: Dennis Walker
Started folding at the age of 10 with a second-hand copy of
Robert Harbin's 'Origami 2'. Joined the BOS in 1986. Started
his own origami database in a fit of boredom whilst unemployed
in 1992 and kept it up-to-date. From this small acorn
Has a few models to his credit, mainly because he wanted to
appear in the database that he was spending a lot of time on!
Sometimes writes the odd (hopefully humorous) article for the
Favourite models: Sampan (The final inside-out move is just
SO satisfying), Hideo Komatsu's squirrel, Yoshizawa's Butterflies,
Chris Palmer's Flower Tower, the 2-fold Santa
most of them really!
He's married, he lives in a village in Scotland, he's a software
engineer and he likes cats!
|Name: Sajid Khan
||Country: Leicester, England
||I remember back when I was 7 years old when my
mum taught me the waterbomb. I quickly exhausted all the origami
books at the local library (this was before I discovered the
wonderful internet!t). Then one day I noticed 'Complete Origami'
at my local bookstore by Robert Lang and quickly bought it home,
but became incredibly upset that I couldn't fold half the models
A few years down the line, I was introduced to the internet
and went on a downloading frenzy (from Alex Barbers site). Once
I was 16 I bought all the books I could afford from amazon,
the first being 'Origami to Astonish and Amuse' by Jeremy Shafer.
I later started going to the BOS conventions, and have been
doing so for the last 2 years or so.
My other hobbies include Origamic Architecture, Graphology,
Magic and playing MS Flight Simulator 2003. I also collect ties
and cufflinks, and I occasionally play football.
|Name: Gilad Aharoni
|My father taught me some
simple "playground" folds when I was very young, so
when I found a Harbin book at a local bookstore when I was about
12, I just had to have it. After that book came the rest 3 of
the set, and after that came the few more Montroll and Lang
books that were available in Israeli
That's where it stopped for a while - until the internet came
into ourlives - andI found out that there are plenty more origami
books, and plenty more folders out there! I started hoarding
books, meeting local and international folders, and put up my
own origami website. Fun!
Favourite folds: Too many! It's hard
to single a few out - but Kawasaki's roses will be among them,
as well as Soon Young Lee's lips, Panda models, cat models,
and 100's more. I prefer a simple clever model over super-complex
|Name: Paula Versnick
||Country: The Netherlands
||My sister taught me how to fold
the waterbomb when I was about 10 years old, although we called
it a dice. I liked doing it, but never thought of folding more.
When I was 19 I came across an origami-book, and then I started
folding. I folded every model in the book, became a member of
the Dutch Society OSN, and that was it.
I had one outburst of folding when in 1987 I folded my own
bridal bouquet and all the corsages for the guests. Unfortunately
I used the wrong type of glue, so I walked on my wedding-day
with a tube of glue in my pocket to glue the corsages back
on the pins!
In 1995 I decided to become an OACer, that's a Dutch Origami-teacher.
I had to fold so much for that exam, that I became seriously
addicted to origami. And then I discovered the internet and
the international origami-world! Now I maintain 3 origami-websites,
am a member of 6 organizations, get 9 magazines, try to go
to at least one foreign convention a year and started to create
my own designs.
I'm also interested in walking, reading, computering and
my favorite group of all times is Mud!
Discuss the Model Database and origami at my forum at www.thekhans.me.uk/