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Penguin 99:
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Author/Folder: Klaus-Dieter Ennen

Author's website
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29th International Convention of Origami Deutschland e. V.
May 26 - 28, 2017

Dear paper folders,
Origami is fascinating people all over the world and links us across borders. Let us fold together!
From 26th to 28th of May 2017 we would like to invite you to the 29th International Convention of Origami Deutschland e.V. We hope to experience an entertaining weekend together with all of you in the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn.
We're looking forward to our special guests Melina Hermsen (Germany), Krystyna Burczyk (Poland) and Bernie Peyton (USA).
Meet fellow folders from home and abroad, take part in inspiring workshops of varying levels of difficulty, learn to fold new models and discover unknown origami paths. There will be something for everybody, no matter if beginner, advanced folder or experienced origami artist.
We're looking forward to meeting you!

For more information about the programm, registration, etc., please see OD Conventions page.

Registrations will be accepted depending on occupied capacities.

Mathematikum Gießen, February 19 - March 26, 2017

Origami art by Evi Binzinger, Daniel Chang, Dirk Eisner, Hans-Werner Guth, Bodo Haag, Melina Hermsen, Philipp-Marius Kost, Alexander Kurth, Anya Midori, Robin Scholz, Carmen Sprung, Heinz Strobl - an exhibition by Mathematikum Gießen in cooperation with Origami Deutschland e. V.


ORIGAMI 1000 Falten - Origami von mini bis maxi
in Petersberg, March 11 - April 17, 2017

An exhibition at the Museum Petersberg with paperfoldings by Nele Hatoum, Angelika Spindler and Bernhard Jäkel.
The opening is on March 11 at 3 pm.
For further information, please see poster and www.

New on our Diagrams page: Wachenbuchener Star

Model and folding instruction by Matthias Eichel

CREATIVA in Dortmund, March 15 - March 19, 2017

Origami Deutschland will have a booth at the CREATIVA, like in previous years. The theme is: Four Seasons.

Who wants to help with the preparations and booth supervision?
Who wants to contribute models for decoration?

For further information, see: Creativa 2017

Origami at the Long Night of Museums in Stuttgart on March 25, 2017

2nd Convention on Folding Didactics in the Fröbel Folding Street,
Keilhau (Thuringia, Germany), April 01 - 02, 2017

Berlin Christmas Market Star

In remembrance of the victims
of the terror attack at the Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin
on December 19, 2016

by Matthias Eichel, Kassel, December 20, 2016

Folding instruction

Call for Competition: A Sailingboat for Champagne

For this new Vendée Globe race, and to carry everywhere the name of the village, as well as its smile, La Fabrique is launching the campaign A Sailing boat for Champagne!
The whole world is invited to take part by making a paper or cardboard boat bearing the name of Champagne.

Concours voilier
Le Moulin - En Praz 2
1424 Champagne

For further information, please see

Origami Calendar Pentagon 2017

Mathias Eichel and Stefan Delecat have made the new version of the calendar Pentagon for the year 2017. Thank you so much!
The calendar is now available for download on the Diagrams page.

New Book

ORIGAMIZAUBER - Originelle Ideen Schritt für Schritt gefaltet
by Evi Binzinger, Stefan Delecat, Nick Robinson

This book on Naumann & Göbel Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (publisher).

Description of contents see Nick Robinson's website and Amazon.

DRF 1 report Die Kunst des Faltens about Barbara Janssen-Frank's origami workshops in Bremen

This television report is provided by Mediathek des DRF 1 - Deutsches Regional Fernsehen and is a part of "Nachrichten aus dem Norden", March 29, 2016.