No two dogs are the same, and this winsome collection of canine origami models offers a fun-filled variety of pooches, each with a distinctive personality. Twenty original designs include such familiar breeds as a hound, a bulldog, and an Alsatian as well as plenty of lovable mutts. As with most origami projects, these figures allow for a virtually limitless number of variations -- with a little tweaking, you can customize your origami dogs to give them unique characteristics. Along with step-by-step directions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and links to video tutorials, each model features a full-color image of the finished dog. Projects are rated according to difficulty by means of a one-to-five paw rating, and a brief introductory chapter explains folding techniques and suggestions for how to choose the most appropriate origami paper. In addition to your own pack of playful pups, you can create charming handmade gifts for friends and family.
Professional origami artist Nick Robinson has been folding paper for four decades and has written more than 35 books on the subject, including Dover's Butterflies in Origami. A longtime member of the British Origami Society, he has created hundreds of origami designs and has taught the craft in schools, art centers, and many other venues.