Jul 172022
Petals, Type II Kusudama

With Tomoko Fuse’s lecture and workshop coming up this weekend, I decided to try out another of her popular designs – the Petals Kusudama (Type II). The kusudama is made from 30 units. Each unit has a base and an inset, which is folded into the base. The units are assembled like a sonobe. The kusudama holds well even without any glue, though, since I wanted to make it into a hanging ornament, I ended [Continued..]

Aug 202022
Star Dodecahedron

The Origami Star Dodecahedron is one of the many models that can be folded using the SIP (Six Intersection Pentagrams) Unit. The SIP model was co-discovered independently by Francesco Mancini, Jared Needle and Leong Cheng Chit. The same unit can be used to fold the Star Icosidodecahedron (60 units), the Star Dodecahedron (30 units) and the Star Prism (15 units). And since I tend to fold a lot of 30-unit models, I tried out the star dodecahedron The [Continued..]

Aug 042022
The Poinsettia Floral Ball

The Poinsettia Floral Ball is a beautiful kusudama from Meenakshi Mukerji’s book ‘Marvelous Modular Origami‘. I have been wanting to make this model for quite some time, but never got around to it! So when I got some pretty pink wrapping paper, I finally got around to folding it. Well, red paper would have been the obvious choice for a poinsettia flower, I do realize, but I kinda liked this paper for the model. The [Continued..]

Jul 162022
Icosahedron from Triangle Edge Modules

I have not been the most active blogger these days, mainly because I am experimenting with paper jewelry and well, that is pretty time-consuming. But I do regularly update my Facebook Page, so if you have not taken a look, do drop by Though I enjoy making paper jewelry, there is nothing like folding a good solid modular origami to get one back in the blogging game! This modular icosahedron is a fairly easy model [Continued..]

Jul 052022
Traditional Lotus - Revisited

My daughter has recently become very keen on recycling and reusing whatever she can. So when I was recently asked to make a few origami lotuses, she came up with the idea of making literary lotuses! And we are both delighted with the way the lotuses turned out. We initially tried a complete literary lotus – that is, the flower and the leaves were an old book paper. But our second attempt – book paper [Continued..]