There are many extraordinary folders that are not longer with us who have made a mark.
The national organization for origami in America, known as OrigamiUSA memorializes a number these on the OrigamiUSA memoriam page. View more as commemorations of origami professionals at British Origami Society's Rest In Peace page. We Honor:
Laura Kruskal (1923-2019)
The late daughter-in-law of Lillian Oppenheimer (who popularized origami in America). Laura taught well with a fun and caring spirit. She is best known for her origami crowns that you can fold and read all about. She is missed!
Wensdy was an origami creator extraordinaire! She started folding at age 4 years old and never stopped. She invented:
- Heart Transplant Technique.
- Wensdy designed a system using the shovel folding technique for Word Folding including "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and the 7-foot-long giant "ORIGAMI" which is the iconic header of the Origami Museum.
- She was famous for her origami puns like the Love Bug model, fold this diagram! And here is her One-Fold Heart teaser.
- The last piece Wensdy folded was her Gabby Guppy... fold this diagram and you can learn her Gabby Guppy Storigami... instructions here!
Honor an Origamist
If you would like to memorialize an Origamist no longer with us, please email Lisa B. Corfman at Lisa@OrigamiMuseum.org.