2014-11 Mini Meeting

Our November 2011 mini-meeting was held in Refrew with aMark Robinson as our “special guest”

Santa with Sack by Jun Maekawa
Santa Box by Francesco Mancini
Puppy by Ryo Aoki
Star (Mandala) by Maria Sinaskata
Rabbit by Gen Hagiwara

2013-01-27 Mini Meeting

An excellent mini meeting held in Livingston with some which saw Partha return for his first mini-meeting for a while, and a warm welcome to Olivia, our first new face in quite a while.

Lots of folding was achieved although only a couple of models – Martin led us through folding a simple Owl by Roman Diaz as a warm up, and then Dennis took us through what was probably our longest folding session to date where we all managed to fold Hideo Komatsu’s horse, albeit after much rustling, repeat explanations and cries of “you want us to do what?”  A difficult model to teach, but extremely satisfying to achieve.  Hopefully we haven’t scared away our new recruit!

2012-09-30 Mini meeting

An excellent mini meeting where Martin taught a Jewelery box by Max Hulme, and Dennis taught us Millefiori by Miyuki Kawamura, Oddball by Dave Brill, and his own Simple Dog head.


OUSA Convention 2012

Origami USA Convention June 2012 New York

For both Dennis & myself this was not only our first OUSA convention but out first trip to the big apple, just our luck that we had to run into a heat wave. Walking the streets of Manhattan in 100F+ was certainly not the highpoint of my week – the real highpoint was the convention itself.

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2012-02-27 RSPB Scotland

In February 2012 we were contacted by the RSPB team in Edinburgh who were looking for help to fold 200 – 250 cranes as table decoration for their first annual RSPB Nature of Scotland awards dinner.

Held at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and hosted by comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in nature conservation.

After some discussion the folding was split such that the RSPB and their volunteers would aim for 120 cranes, whilst we took on folding 120 flapping birds. 

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