Fuse, Tomoko

designed by Tomoko Fuse

Origami Mobile (Models by Tomoko Fuse)

Designer: 
Folder: 
Model type: 
Origami Mobile (Models by Tomoko Fuse)

A friend of mine is expecting her baby any day now. Here's the present I've been working on for her little one!

Paper (left to right):
red/gold: 10 sheets of 4cm squares (Unit Origami Wonderland page 111)
light blue/dark blue: 6 sheets of 3.5cm by 7cm strips and 6 sheets of 3.5cm by 3.5cm (Floral
Origami Globes page 47, "Narrow Sashes / Type-II")
red/orange: 12 sheets of 4cm squares (Unit Origami Fantasy page 91)
silver/purple: 12 sheets of 3.5cm by 7cm strips (Unit Origami Fantasy page 61)
green/lavender: 24 sheets of 4cm squares (Unit Origami Wonderland page 45)

Navel Shell (Tomoko Fuse): Instructions

Designer: 
Folder: 
Paper ratio: 
Difficulty Level: 
Navel Shell (Tomoko Fuse)
Diagrams included in the book: 

More info on the book: http://www.happyfolding.com/book-fuse-spiral_origami_art_design
Video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qz65dj8YKo
Written review: http://origamiusa.org/thefold010_review_spiral_origami_art_design_fuse

Paper used in this video: square sheet of kami with a side length of 24cm (9.5in)
Finished model: height of 6cm (2.5in), width of 10cm (4in)

Inkscape Tutorial: Drawing Origami Crease Patterns for Whirlpool Spirals

Designer: 
Folder: 
Model type: 
Diagrams included in the book: 

Download the vector graphics program Inkscape at: http://inkscape.org

I was really pleased to see how excited people were about "Spiral: Origami | Art | Design" by Tomoko Fuse when I posted my video "review". That's why I decided to produce an additional video.

Whirlpool Spiral 5 | 10 | 31 (Tomoko Fuse)

Designer: 
Folder: 
Model type: 
Paper type: 
Diagrams included in the book: 
Whirlpool Spiral 5 | 10 | 31 (Tomoko Fuse)

Paper: irregular shape cut from Elephant Hide, 20cm wide., 15.8cm high
Model: pentagon with a diameter of 6.2cm, pressed flat 3mm high (expanded 2.75cm)

With some lessons learned while folding my first whirlpool spiral I went about my second one. This time round it took less than an hour. Partly this is because I decided to fold a simpler spiral - but mostly it's because I now knew where I was going and how to speed up the process. Phew, now it doesn't seem as impossible anymore to fold a bunch more of these!