Alice Gray Butterfly

  After completing the Birdwing Butterfly from a few days back, I gave Michael LaFosse’s very famous Alice Gray Butterfly a go. This is a much simpler butterfly to work on, but looks as beautiful as his more complex designs. And to aid me in my origami, I had recently purchased Margaret van Sicklen’s book ‘The Joy of Origami‘. The reason I had purchased the book was because of the beautiful paper that comes along [Continued..]

Birdwing Butterfly

The origami birdwing butterfly is yet another of Michael LaFosse’s beautiful butterflies. I love folding LaFosse’s butterflies, as they are not very simple but at the same time, not so complex that they give you the shivers, just looking at the instructions either! The book ‘Origami Butterflies‘, by Michael LaFosse, takes you through a system of discovery for folding an unlimited variety of origami butterflies. The book is great to add to your collection, if [Continued..]


  Michael LaFosse is known for his origami butterflies and I think this Alexander Swallowtail Butterfly is by far the most beautiful of his designs. His website features quite a few of his designs. In addition, the tutorial for this butterfly is also available there. Though I am a beginner origamist, I found the tutorial to be very useful and in spite of the design being of the intermediate level of complexity, I was able [Continued..]

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