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..]

Sep 152022
Tomoko Fuse's Lecture and Workshop

We have a very exciting day coming up here in India! On 21st September, the origami master, Tomoko Fuse, is all set to conduct a lecture followed by a workshop, here in Bangalore, India Tomoko Fuse’s visit to India is a part of the World Assembly of Women in Tokyo, a symposium that takes place between 12th to 14th September. The period before and after the symposium, 8th – 19th September, has been positioned as [Continued..]

Aug 282022
Rings and Spirals

The origami spiral is yet another beautiful modular origami by Tomoko Fuse. Because of how colourful it looks, I had tried this out a long time back – about 3 years back, when I was pretty much a newbie to origami. While folding the modules was pretty easy, I just couldn’t figure out how to connect one unit with the next. And finally gave up. Now, since I have gained a little more experience, I [Continued..]

Apr 032022
Truncated Icosahedron

The truncated icosahedron is another of Tomoko Fuse’s modular creations. This is from her book Unit Polyhedron Origami. The model is fairly easy to do. It rather reminds me the origami football I had folded nearly a year back! The model is made of a combination of hexagonal flat units and connecting units that connect the hexagonal units. Usually modular units have a pocket and a tab – each tab fits into its adjacent unit. But in [Continued..]

Feb 122022
Octagonal Box with Spirals - from 8 Modules

After folding the octagonal box from 4 units, I tried the 8-unit box. While folding, I realized that the 4-unit version is actually an extension of the 8-unit box. So folding the individual modules was pretty easy. The assembly was not as easy as the 4-unit box. Mainly because there are 8 arms that have to be folded together to form the spiral at the top. And obviously, dealing with 4 spiral arms was way [Continued..]