Thursday, December 31, 2009

Metamorphosis, by Andrew Hudson

One last diagram for 2009... this is a Flexagon I designed last october during the Octagons for October challenge at the Origami Tessellations group. I was inspired by Yami Yamauchi's Fireworks modular, and set out to replicate the effect with a single sheet of paper.

The model in the video was wetfolded from 10" x 20" Canson Colorline paper, colored with various spraypaints. Diagrams are here.

I've posted a video of the flexagon in motion here.

And to bring things full circle, we'll end 2009 as we started it: with a new Snowflake CP from Jared. Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

White Dove - Jared Needle

White Dove - Jared Needle, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

Seasons Greetings!

Y’all have been begging me to make some more diagrams, so here ya go. These are definitely the nicest diagrams I’ve made so far. They came out so well it encourages me to make more diagrams! : )

For this week’s issue of Origami Weekly I have diagrammed my White Dove. It is designed to be folded from an isosceles right triangle (half a square) of white paper. This of course means that one square will give you two White Doves!

White Dove - Jared Needle

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our readers!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hermit Crab - Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez

This week we have a crease pattern. Ah! But don’t stop reading just yet, for it is more than just a simple CP. My friend Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez told me he was sending his Hermit Crab CP. What I discovered when I opened the file was that it was not just the CP to his amazing Hermit Crab design, but a detailed walkthrough of how he designed it. Now YOU can follow along as Nicolás explains how he put together the CP for his asymmetrical Hermit Crab!

Thank you so much for this awesome write-up Nico!

Hermit Crab - Nicolás Gajardo

The version above was folded by Nicolás.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Golden Retriever - Andrew Hudson

For this week we've got a model with a really unusual structure-- it's not every day you see twist-folds in a representational model!

Diagrams are here. Have fun folding!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Flying Monkey - Jared Needle

It’s been a long time since I contributed an original design to Origami Weekly. And it’s been even longer since we did a crease pattern. This week we have my brand new Flying Monkey CP. I designed this monkey as part of an informal challenge between Jon Tucker, Andrew Hudson, Michael Secrist and me. I’ve been working on it for over a month, and am happy to announce it is finished!

Flying Monkey CP - Jared Needle.

The version above was folded my me. 17 cm wingspan from a 35 cm square of black double MC tissue paper.