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The Lost Art Of Towel Origami

I used to have an origami business, but it folded."From the lost ancient art of towel folding (yes, there is one, and it does stem from ancient times) comes the newly revived and hot trend The Lost Art of Towel Origami. Filled with hilarious completed-project photographs and step-by-step instructions and illustrations, this book will provide hours of entertainment. Stun your company by skillfully creasing and crinkling your linen into works of art. You've got everything you need, right in your own bathroom.Creations include:*Elephant*Monkey*Luscious Lips*Skyscraper*Ladybug*Palm Tree You'll never look at laundry the same again with The Lost Art of Towel Origami. The absolute perfect coffee table (or, ahem, bathroom) book is bound to get you and your guests folding masterpieces.

Paperback: 80 pages

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0740755633

ISBN-13: 978-0740755637

Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #75,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #39 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Origami

15 TOWEL ANIMALS OR OTHER.Wonderful.Alison Jenkins begins with basics folds and techniques.And the towel sculptures.First the easy models, only three.Happy Birthday is a birthday cake, 6 towels, 1 face cloth and ribbonFancy fan, 2 towels, 2 elastic bands and 2 safety pins.Love heart, 1 towelNext the moderate models, sevenGift basket, 1 towel, 1 face cloth and safety pinsSkyscraper, 2 towels and 1 bath sheetTropical palm, 1 towel, 5 face cloths and safety pinsKiss me lips, 1 towelLadybug, 1 towel, 3 face cloths, felt and pipe cleanersAngel fish, 1 towel, 2 face cloths, felt or chocolateCute pooch, 1 towel, 1 bath sheet, felt and safety pin.Then, the difficult models, fiveSpinning windmill, 1 towelLotus flower, 3 towels, 1 face cloths, safety pinSwimming swan, 1 bath sheet, sunglasses, 2 face cloths and safety pinsMonkey business, 1 bath sheet, 1 towel, felt or chocolate andsafety pinsElephant, 2 towels, safety pin and felt or chocolateYou have also templates for the eyes, nose, tongue, eyepatch,spots and the shapes for the skyscraperYou will need 5 face cloths 33 X 33, 1 guest towel 40 X 40 or 40 X 76 2 hand towels 50 X 100 3 bath towels 63/68 X 130 or 75 X 137 2 bath sheets 90 X 165

Fun to read, fun to do! We first saw it done on a cruise. (Never realized that this art had ever been lost.) This is an activity that will engage youngsters without making a terrific mess. No paint or glue to smear on freshly painted or wallpapered walls. No sharp scissors to jab into the upholstery or hack at the curtains. If the technique is properly modeled for the children, every child will be able to be successful. And everybody has some sort of towel already, so there is no expense for this pleasure.

My daughter loves this kind of thing so I was excited to purchase this book for her. Almost all of the designs require a considerable number of towels along with other items like safety pins, felt, paper, etc. The few designs that can be created with only one or two towels look lame or don't work at all (at least without starch or something else to hold them in place) and I haven't bothered with the rest. Origami isn't the right description when so much else is required.

There were not very many different things to fold, all were simple - that is, they don't look that great when done. I've seen folded towels in a couple of hotels and they were stunning. The choices in this book just don't measure up. I wish I'd gotten a different towel origami book.

I was very interested in learning Towel Origami. The size of the pieces and the number of towels needed to create them made the task almost impossible.

I bought this book after getting into towel origami on a Carnival Cruise. This was disappointing. There were some okay ideas but all in all I would spend the $$ buying the Carnival Cruise towel origami book instead of this one. I bought this thinking that there would be ideas for a towel wedding cake. Thier version isn't near as pretty as the ones that I found searching online. Skip this one and buy the cruise one on EBAY.

This book was exactly what I was looking for. It will make anyone a pro at towel animals. The pictures are clear as are the directions. I liked that their were actual pictures of every step throughout the process. The directions were easy to follow.

There are a few books out on towel origami but this is by far one of the best. Alison's book is a lot easier to follow than other books out there. This being said, I still found it much easier to learn towel origami by watching DVDs available on the subject. I'm someone that needs to see it done rather than reading about it. The quality of the book is very nice and you can tell she put a lot of work into it. If you like to learn by reading instructions and seeing still pictures then get this book.

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