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Ullagami Volume 1 Ullagami Volume 2 Ullagami Box Kit
Ullagami_vol1

When I started making Ullagami models, I had a hunch that I'd sell more of the templates than finished pieces. But I had no idea how much more! People are enterprising, and people want to make things, and in the short time since my shop first opened its pleated shutters, the response has been really gratifying. Several of the more enthusiastic among you have even bought whole piles of templates, in large batches. For each such order, I imagine a room in some home which looks very much like my office: strewn with lacerated paper.

And so I am happy to present ULLAGAMI: VOLUME ONE, a full-color 82-page limited edition book collecting many of my models in a convenient physical package. For those of you looking to buy several templates, here is an economical option, with loads of designs at a fraction of their à la carte price.

The book includes:

  • More than 30 templates, starting with the most basic and increasing in complexity as you turn the pages;
  • A discussion of materiel and materials, including paper, blades, mats, cards, rulers, points, and other assorted tools;
  • Complete illustrated instructions for how to score, cut, and fold the models, with loads of tips and techniques;
  • A short treatise on framing your models once they're folded;
  • Full-color pictures throughout;
  • Explanation of the evolution from one model to the next, showing how each design comes from those that went before it;
  • Spiral binding, for easy scanning and copying of the template pages.
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The following templates are included in the book:

  • 3x3 Blocks
  • 5x5 Blocks
  • 7x7 Blocks
  • 9x5 Hourglass
  • 7x7 Eck Scross
  • Mandala 1
  • 3x3 Obloid
  • 5x5 Obloid
  • Diamond (9x9)
  • Diamond Zig Zag
  • Diamond Spiral
  • Diamond Meander
  • Diamond Meander 2
  • Split Quarters
  • Obloid (9x9)
  • Obloid ZigZag
  • Obloid Spiral
  • Obloid Rings
  • Obloid Whorl
  • Linked Meanders
  • Linked Spirals
  • Knight Moves
  • Wavey Tapestry
  • Small Spiralink
  • Meandered Spirals
  • Eddies' Droop
  • Big Spiralink
  • Silent Night Xmas Card
  • Shamrock
  • Heart' O My Heart Valentine
  • Pinwheel

That's more than 30 different templates for less than $1 each. Hours and hours of cutting fun!

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After lots more designing and cutting and scoring and folding, I am happy to present ULLAGAMI: VOLUME TWO, a full-color 88-page limited edition book. Volume Two picks up where Volume One left off, and continues the evolution of form. Just like in Volume One, every model in this new collection explains how it evolved from the models before it, and keeps the flow going.

The book includes:

  • More than 30 templates, starting with some basic practice models to introduce new design concepts, and then increasing in complexity as you turn the pages;
  • A discussion of materiel and materials, including paper, blades, mats, cards, rulers, points, and other assorted tools;
  • Complete illustrated instructions for how to score, cut, and fold the models, with loads of tips and techniques;
  • A short treatise on framing your models once they're folded;
  • Full-color pictures throughout;
  • Explanation of the evolution from one model to the next, showing how each design comes from those that went before it;
  • Spiral binding, for easy scanning and copying of the template pages.
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The following templates are included in the book:

  • 5x5 Spiral
  • 5x5 Obloid Spiral
  • 7x7 ZigZag
  • 7x7 Spiral
  • 3x3 Distorted
  • Mandala 2
  • 5x5 Clamshell
  • 7x7 KopiSusu
  • 3x3 Vexilloid
  • 5x5 Vexilloid
  • Astroid
  • Astroid ZigZag
  • Astroid Spiral
  • Astroid Rings
  • Astroid Whorl
  • Vexilloid
  • Vexilloid ZigZag
  • Vexilloid Spiral
  • Vexilloid Whorl
  • Vexilloid Flame
  • Torsion 1: Straight
  • Torsion 2: Splay 30°
  • Torsion 3: Spread 40°
  • Torsion 4: Twist 35°
  • Torsion 5: Spread 70°
  • Trochoid
  • Trochoid Stripes
  • Trochoid Meridians
  • Trochoid Carré
  • Trochoid Knights
  • Crosstangle 1: X
  • Crosstangle 2: XX
  • Crosstangle 3: XXX
  • Guillemet
  • Meanderthon.

That's 35 different templates for less than $1 each. Hours and hours of cutting fun!

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Ullagami boxkit

My best-selling item since its release has consistently been the "Ben's Starter Kit" series of templates. More than any other offering in my shop, it gives people an accessible way into these kinds of sculptures, a good point of departure for those who want to indulge their kirigamic enthusiasms.

But not everyone wants to mess about with the zen-like process of scoring and scalpelling. And not everyone wants their children playing with razor-sharp tools.

And so I am happy to present ULLAGAMI: GEOMETRIC POP-UP KIT, a fun, child-safe and convenient way to make Ullagami models in the comfort of your very own home. The kit comes with everything you need to make 12 different Ullagami models, along with complete instructions. .

The Box Kit includes:

  • 12 white laser-cut and laser-scored A5 cards, ready to fold;
  • 12 black pre-cut A5 framing cards;
  • Complete 36-page instruction booklet, fully illustrated, explaining how to fold the models, with photographs of each finished model as well as the printed templates used to make each model in the kit.
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The specific models in this kit are:

  • 3x3 Blocks
  • 5x5 Blocks
  • 3x3 Obloid
  • 5x5 Obloid
  • 5x5 Clamshell
  • 9x5 Hourglass
  • 7x7 ZigZag
  • 7x7 Spiral
  • 7x7 Eck Scross
  • 7x7 Kopi Susu
  • Mandala 1
  • Mandala 2

It's hours of folding fun, all in a convenient and handsome cardboard box!

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