Apr 192021
Mennorode Star

Carmen Sprung must be one of the few origami artists who uses paper in ratios involving square root(√) values! One of the previous Carmen Sprung’s designs that I had worked on was the √3 Schachtel, which used paper in the ratio of x:√3x. The Mennorode Star uses paper in the same ratio ie., x:√3x. In the diagram, she has also explained how to get this size, from a square sheet of paper. The design is [Continued..]

Feb 222020
√3 Schachtel

I like most of the origami designed by Carmen Sprung and here is another of her designs. This one is called √3 Schachtel (Google gives the translation as box or case). √3 because of the paper ratio which is x:√3x. I think this must be the only time that I use such a ratio!! In case you are wondering what the value of √3 is, it approximates to 1.732. So if one side of the [Continued..]

Floral Top / Blütenkreisel

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May 122019

The Blütenkreisel (Google gives the English translation as Floral Top) is designed by Carmen Sprung, the well-known creator of the Kantenmodul. The origami starts from an octagon rather than a square. The flower is actually very realistic to look at (my photo does not do justice to the origami) and I enjoyed folding it. The paper that I had used for this model was actually banana paper that I had bought during my last origami-paper-buying-spree. [Continued..]