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Spenjurmunni

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

These are follow full steps to make Spenjurmunni.

1. Begin with a square, white side up. Fold and unfold along both diagonals. Spenjurmunni2. Fold a Fish Base. Spenjurmunni3. Fold the bottom point up so that its edge hits the right corner. Spenjurmunni

The Great Swanny

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

The name of this model comes from the hotel (Dutch: Het Grote Zwaantje) in de Lutte, Netherlands where I had holidays in August 1997. Fold the swan from white paper. The drawings show what happens when you fold it from normal (two color) Origami paper.

The Great Swanny The Great Swanny

Two Fold Angelfish

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

Fold from a square of paper colored the same on both sides. If two-color paper is used start with the colored side down for a predominantly white model. A 4″ piece of paper produces a model 4″ high.

1. Please note, the extra symbols are for those who prefer having landmarks. Feel free to estimate.

Two Fold Angelfish

PUFFY BUNNY

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

1. Start with your paper white side up. Fold in half, then in half again, as shown. Crease wel, then open out again. PUFFY BUNNY 2. Turn the paper over and fold in half diagonally and in both directions. Crease well and open out once again. PUFFY BUNNY

3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line. Flatten model. This is called a waterbomb base.

PUFFY BUNNY

TULIP

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

1. Start with your paper coloured side up. Fold in half, then in half again, as shown. Crease wel, then open out again. TULIP 2. Turn the paper over and fold in half diagonally and in both directions. Crease well and open out once again. TULIP

3. Holding the points shown, bring them both down to the centre point on the bottom line.

Flatten model. This is called a waterbomb base.

60-DEGREE STAR

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

60-DEGREE STARDavid Petty is a highly creative folder who specialises in rings, wreaths, and modular designs. He loves to explore variations that produce subtly different patterns. This star has many variations – play around with the design and see if you can discover your own variations! Being creative is fun and you might just create something new The essential geometry of this design is based around a 60-degree angle, which in most cases, produces six-pointed stars. However, if you make five units and bend the paper slightly, you can often create a 3D star of some kind with five points. Similarly, by making a mountain fold along the axis of each unit, you can try joining more than six units.

1. Start with a square, white side up. Book-fold in half and unfold.

2. Starting the crease at the top left corner, fold the lower corner so it lies on the horizontal crease.

3. The model looks like this so far. Unfold again.

DRAGONFLY

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

DRAGONFLY

Anita Barbour is a creator with a true style of her own. She creates simple to intermediate designs that have real charm and she seems to find subjects to fold that others don’t think of. Several origami dragonflies are out there, but this is far and away my favourite.

Forming the eyes may cause you a little difficulty to start with, so I suggest you fold from a larger sheet of paper than usual, until the moves make sense. Even without the eyes, the model is still a fine representation of a dragonfly.

1. Fold a waterbomb base with the colour outside.

2. Rotate 180 degrees. Fold the left edge (all layers together) to the vertical centre, crease, and unfold.

MAKOTOKOMA (SPINNING YOP)

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

hYou might think a spinning top to be a trivial achievement in origami, but this is not the case. Making a device that’s rigid enough to be rapidly spun and has the appropriate weight distribution is a real challenge. Makoto Yamaguchi is one of the most experienced origami creators in Japan. He formed the Japanese Origami Academic Society (JOAS), a group responsible for much of the complex origami that has emerged from Japan in recent years. In this design you use three simple elements to combine into the top.

Base

1. Start with a square, white side upwards, and crease both diagonals.

2. Turn the paper over and book-fold in half twice.

3. Turn back over and fold all four corners to the centre.

4. This is the starting point for all the sections of the top.

LAZY WINSTON

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

LAZY WINSTONThis design of mine is an Adaptation of a traditional design called the ‘Lazy Susan’ and I wondered how it would look folded from a hexagon rather than a square. Unexpectedly, the folding turned out to be simpler than from a square! Relatively few designs starting from a hexagon are simple – it’s an inconvenient shape to create accurately. One of the simplest methods for creating the required 60-degree angle is to create a simple template, as shown in this sequence. My model is named after an old college friend, who went by the glorious name of Winston N’Gobola.

1. Start with a square, creased on both diagonals and folded on one of them. Next fold the Elephant Head model (described earlier in this chapter) up to step4. This is the template for getting an angle of 30 degrees. Overlap the two as shown.