Jan 15, 2012

Hydrangea Tessellations, by Shuzo Fujimoto

Recently, I've been folding hydrangea tessellations from the book, Ajusai Ori -Folding Origami Hydrangeas, by Shuzo Fujimoto, ISBN 9784416310410 (in Japanese).
The book is full of his beautiful hydrangea, clover, and butterfly tessellations, in several different arrangements.

These are two of the models included in the book:
Hydrangea Tessellations, by Shuzo Fujimoto
There's a lot of precreasing involved. Both tessellations in the picture start by folding a 16 x 16 square grid, and then all the diagonals in the grid. I have yet to attempt folding the models that start with larger grids.

I folded the models in the picture with 9" (225 mm) squares of Pacon Paper Squares, a very thin and strong paper, perfect for these models.

2 comments:

Kapila said...

Ooo...I do love the models - they turned out so well, so symmetrical and delicate. They look deceptively simple, and it's hard to believe the starting size of the paper is so huge! Do you think this is something that is good to share at our meetings? I would love to learn!

Annemieke said...

I also have this book. The precreasing takes time, but the results are beautiful. Made from 15x15 cm I use them on greeting cards.

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