11-Stage Clover Folding (Shuzo Fujimoto)

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11-Stage Clover Folding (Shuzo Fujimoto)

Folding this model is just about the best activity for killing time on the airplane! This picture shows it with 11 stages (left) and 7 stages (right), just to show you how they compare.
Trivia: The creases are about 3mm apart in the orange, 11-stage version. In the green, 7-stage version the creases are about 5mm apart.

Paper size: 19.5cm transparent paper (approx. 7.5in)
Model size: 8.5cm x 8.5cm x 1cm (approx. 3.3in x 3.3in x 0.4in)


origami boy

hey sara i challenge you to fold satoshi kamiyas unicorn

How do you make more than 3

How do you make more than 3 stages?

More than 3 stages

You need to repeat the steps explained in the video for each additional stage. I've also added some details as to which grid you have to start with on http://www.happyfolding.com/gallery-fujimoto-7_stage_clover_folding

Hope this helps,

-- Sara

Time Wasting

It IS really good at wasting time! I just folded an 11-stage, out of about 80cm by 80cm paper though, and it took forever, probably about 15 hours added up! Mine doesn't look near as clean as yours though, it's hard to fold big paper accurately.

May we see the result?

An 80cm square is huge! Well done, you. Did you make a picture of it?
Oh, and folding accurately isn't easy with small paper, either. ;)

-- Sara

Once I take a picture

Sadly I have not taken a picture of it yet, but once I do I'll be sure to post it here! I was hoping it'd pop up like a pyramid but the paper was too soft so it's pretty flat, oh well.
I've also folded the flasher big bang by Shafer from the same size, and it took just as long...I agree, small paper is just as tricky though.


that is really cool

smaller cloverfolds.

Hi sara,

I have folded a small cloverfold from your video. you can see it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/arunori/5382107130/

i am currently folding an 11 stage one from 6" paper.

Good luck!

You'll have to show us the result! I think folding 11 stages from a 6in square will be a bit of a pain, but still quite doable. The creases should be about 1/10 of an inch apart, which does mean you have to work precisely, but I think tools won't be strictly necessary yet.

-- Sara

Pyramid with 90cm paper

I just completed an 11 levels pyramid with a 90 cm standard paper. It took about 15 hours altogether. Here are the pictures:

This intended to be a prototype. Now I'd like to try more levels and with a nicer paper. Some kind of coloured washi maybe ?