Modular – Isolde Sonobe

I chanced upon this book at a Waterstones shop a few months ago called Zen Origami, written by the well-known origami creator Maria Sinayskaya. It is a really nice book containing designs and instructions for 20 different modular origami projects, as well as 400 pieces of folding paper in 10 different patterns. A perfect size […]

Kusudama “Nejire Shikaku Mado”

Next from Tomoko Fuse’s Kusudama Origami book. I did something different this time. Since my last one was so fiddly, I opted to use full-size (15cm) paper this time. I didn’t realise that I wouldn’t need it for this one. This model is called “Nejire Shikaku Mado” (ねじれ四角窓 – Twisted Square Window). A square frame […]

Kusudama “Gaku Mitsuya”

Remember the Mitsuya Kiriko? I noticed the other day that it was not secured well enough and the loop that held it started falling out of place. I thought I should remake the model again but more securely, until I noticed a similar design in my Kusudama Origami book. This one was called “Gaku Mitsuya” […]

Kusudama “Hanahitai Mitsuya”

The next model I attempted from “Kusudama Origami – Hanakiriko” (くす玉おりがみ – 花切子) is called “Hanahitai Mitsuya” (花額三ツ矢) and it is very similar to “Mitsuya Kiriko” (三ツ矢切子), except the square pieces are flipped around to hold a flower in them. For the internal flower, red and yellow duo-coloured paper is a good choice. Some pictures would better explain […]