Apr 21, 2014

Origami Flowers: Begonias - New Video

The nice Spring weather is already here. Let's celebrate it by folding some origami flowers!
Origami Flowers: Begonias - New Video
The begonias are my design.
Each begonia is folded with two pieces of paper, one 6" (150 mm) square for the corolla, and one 3" (75 mm) square for the calyx.
Origami Flowers: Begonias - New Video
If you want to give them a try, you can find video instructions below. Make sure that you choose a thin, but strong paper, better if it's the same color on both sides. I used thin crisp washi paper.

Apr 13, 2014

Origami Quilt

When folding an origami model,  I usually choose the model that I would like to fold first, and then I look for the paper that will go well with it.
This time it happened the other way. I bought some tiny squares (2") called "Transparency Crane Folding Origami Paper", mainly because I was curious about the type of paper, and then I start looking for a model that will look nice folded with them. The paper is a little thick, translucent, with a pattern similar to the floral harmony paper, and it folds well.
I ended up folding a quilt, designed by Tomoko Fuse.
Origami Quilt
The quilt consists of seventeen interlocked modules.  The instructions to fold it can be found in the book, Motif Pastern of Origami, by Tomoko Fuse, ISBN 9784569707730.