Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Percy Bysshe Shelley and his paper boats
In Volume 1 of 'The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley', published in 1858, Thomas Jefferson Hogg, devoted several pages to describing his friend's passion for folding and sailing paper boats. There is no direct evidence that these boats were traditional paper boats but it seems likely that this must have been the case.