Origami Heaven

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The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Animals, Birds, Fish and Insects - Excluding Drawing with Paper Designs
 
  Name: Baby Bird

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2008

Diagrams: Kid-O-Gami - Sandy Creek - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-4351-2338-0

 
  Name: Baby Dragon

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: B-Bear - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of dyed / homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Blow-up Long-eared Owl - adaptation of the traditional Waterbomb.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Bull - a semi-naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares and 1 triangle of irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2009

Diagrams: Kid-O-Gami - Sandy Creek - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-4351-2338-0

 
  Name: Bullock - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Bull Seal Roaring

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Butterfly - naive action design.

Paper type / shape: 2x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Camel (Bactrian) - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 4 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Camel (Dromedary) - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 4 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Cormorant on a Rock - simple classic-style colour change design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami or duo.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2007.

Diagrams: Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Coy Carp - alternative fish from the traditional Kabuto using the same cut as used for the traditional Goldfish.

Paper shape / type: Square homogeneous / dyed paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 - attributed to Oliver Zachary // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Easy Hens - very simple Broody Hen, Watchful Hen and Feeding Hen designs - passive play origami designs. Feeding hen will peck at the ground.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005 but similar to earlier designs by other paperfolders.

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: 1-fold Elephant

Description: Pictorial minimalist representational design.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993. Created in response to Paul Jackson's 'An Elephantine Challenge'.

Diagrams: BOM 161 August 1993 // Origami Designs Secrets - A K Peters Ltd - Robert J Lang - ISBN 1-56881-194-2 // Sticky Note Origami - Collins & Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-84340-227-0 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: 3-fold Elephant

Description: Pictorial minimalist representational design.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

Diagrams: BOM 161 August 1993 // Super Quick Origami Animals - Nick Robinson - ISBN 1-85605-728-3 contains diagrams for Paul Jackson's bi-colour variation of the 3-fold Elephant (here called Dollar Bill Elephant - though it is not folded from a dollar bill) // Sticky Note Origami - Collins & Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-84340-227-0 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Elephant (1)

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2009.

Diagrams: Kid-O-Gami - Sandy Creek - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-4351-2338-0

 
  Name: Elephant (2) - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Fantail Secret Chicken - adaptation of a possibly traditional design.

Paper shape / type: Square homogeneous / dyed paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Flapping Dove

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2009

Diagrams: Kid-O-Gami - Sandy Creek - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-4351-2338-0 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Flapping Parrot

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2007

Diagrams: Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Rencontres de Mai 2009 - MFPP - Paris // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Flatmates

Description: 2-part minimalist representational design. Two squares, one active fold in each. Both folds made at the same time.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Flying Parrot

Description: 2 x squares / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Giraffe - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 4 x squares of aany kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013.

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Grazing Buffalo

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4

 
  Name: Guinea Pig / Simple Sheep

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2003

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Headless Fish Tessellation - simple headless fish tile that tessellates to show normal fish.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2018

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Horse - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Hound - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Hound

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4

 
  Name: Hybrid Elephant - hybrid development of 3-fold elephant.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // As Pink Elephant in Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are also available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Jumbo (aka 7-Fold Elephant) - simple full-frontal elephant design..

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993.

Diagrams: BOM 161 August 1993 // As Jumbo in Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are also available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Kamikaze - adaptation of the traditional business card jumping frog design so that it works from ordinary square origami paper.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2012

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Kestrel

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Knotfish - adaptation of the traditional Lover's Knot.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1996

Diagrams: BOM 185 August 1997 // Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Llama - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Lion

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2010

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Mouse

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006.

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4

 
  Name: Parrot in flight - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014.

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Peacock - 3D minimalist design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Picasso's Cat - performance design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Piranha - biting action toy from the windmill base that can be used to demonstrate catastrophe theory.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993

Diagrams: Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Polly's Parrot - old school design from a bird base.

Paper type / shape: Square paper of any kind.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7. Attributed to Polly Smith // On-line diagrams are also available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Pointer

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005.

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4

 
  Name: P-P-Pig - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // Super Quick Origami Animals - Nick Robinson - ISBN 1-85605-728-3 // Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // Zoogami - Barnes and Noble - Gay Merrill Gross - 0-7607-7251-7 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Quick Crow

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005.

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Raven in flight - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Rhinos 'R' Us / Out for the Count - repositionable naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2009

Diagrams: Kid-O-Gami - Sandy Creek - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-4351-2338-0 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Rhino (2) - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell,2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Shark - hybrid design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2011

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Stretch Pigo - naive design - simple development of P-P-Pig.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Super Rooster - accessorised version of traditional Rooster design.

Paper shape / type: Squares and 2x1 rectangle

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Swan with Cygnets - multiple sheet design developed from the 5-fold Swan.

Paper shape / type: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell,2017

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Turtle - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 3 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Whale, Diving - semi-naive hybrid design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper, of two different sizes.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Wolf Cub - naive design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Diagrams: Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4 // On-line diagrams are also available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Woodpecker - simple action toy - adaptation of Paul Jackson's fold of the same name.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988

Diagrams: BOS Convention Pack Spring 1989 // Origami Animals - Greenwich Editions - David Mitchell - ISBN 1-86288-770-4.