Submitted by Sara on 5 May 2010 - 12:31am
Flowers & Plants
Recommended paper: card stock with a weight of at least 200gsm
Recommended paper size: 5 squares of size 9cm x 9cm, cut in half (approx. 3.5in x 3.5in)
Resulting model: flower with a depth of 5cm (2in), diameter of 7.5cm to 9cm (3in to 3.5in)
Submitted by Cheryl Lee (not verified) on 6 May 2010 - 1:22pm Permalink
Sara, I find this very hard!
Sara, I find this very hard! My modules keep falling apart.. But in the end I still got the final model (which dosent look like yours :( )
Sara can you tell me why my modules keep falling apart??
Submitted by Sara on 6 May 2010 - 2:57pm Permalink
Paper weight, tightness of twirls, and angle of twirls
My guess is either your twirls aren't tight enough, or the angles of your twirls aren't right. If the twirls are too loose or the angle is too small, the model will fall apart. Also, are you using heavy enough paper? Too thin paper is very hard to twirl tightly enough.
Submitted by Cheryl Lee (not verified) on 7 May 2010 - 9:00am Permalink
I used card stock, which are
I used card stock, which are really thick.
Submitted by Pearlie (not verified) on 7 May 2010 - 3:54pm Permalink
Thanks so much for the video. Ever since I visited Krystyna Burczyk's website, I have been on the lookout for any tutorials/books that teach how to make twirls. I will be sure to try it for Mother's Day and put up the results on my blog :)
Submitted by Denise (not verified) on 14 May 2010 - 3:26am Permalink
Locating Krystyna Burczyk's books
I went to www.origami.edu.pl and saw the twirl books and would like to buy one but I can't see how to buy one. It doesn't seem to sold here in the U.S.
Are they just not available?
Submitted by Sara on 14 May 2010 - 7:15am Permalink
I did a quick search and found these sources:
Kręciołkowe kusudamy 1 (Twirl Kusudamas 1)
Kręciołkowe kusudamy 2 (Twirl Kusudamas 2)
Kręciołkowe kusudamy 3 (Twirl Kusudamas 3)
Kręciołki kręcone inaczej (Twirls differently twisted)
The Polish sources ask for 20 zloty (about 6.25 USD). Origami Shop asks for 15 Euro (about 19 USD), and Origami USA asks for 22 USD. Of course, you also have to consider delivery costs.
There may be other sources selling the books, my search was not extensive.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 3 June 2010 - 4:46am Permalink
if your german, how do ya speek english so well?
could ya please reply back
Submitted by Sara on 3 June 2010 - 6:54am Permalink
Practice practice practice. :)
I lived 2 years in the US, and 3 1/2 in England. That gave me lots of opportunity to practice all day long.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 18 June 2010 - 4:58am Permalink
i am chinese and i speak
i am chinese and i speak english better than u
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 29 December 2010 - 9:39am Permalink
You may be Chinese and you
You may be Chinese and you may speak better English than Sara does. But one thing you clearly lack is respect.
Also, if you're going to be so critical about the way she speaks, then I can be critical about the way you write. There's something called capital letters, and proper English words. I suggest you study up on these things because you clearly have not grasped that concept yet.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 19 June 2010 - 8:14pm Permalink
What paper did you use on the
What paper did you use on the picture at the begging of the video?
Submitted by Sara on 19 June 2010 - 9:21pm Permalink
Sorry, I don't know
I am not sure, it's paper that Krystyna brought along to the convention.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 20 June 2010 - 10:09am Permalink
Ah ok , because it looks
Ah ok , because it looks perfect for this project and i would like to buy some
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 30 June 2010 - 9:56pm Permalink
you r the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 9 July 2010 - 10:30am Permalink
Does this work with tant paper?
Submitted by Sara on 9 July 2010 - 1:00pm Permalink
Tant paper: probably yes
I haven't tried, but I think it'll work well.
Submitted by Karen (not verified) on 22 July 2010 - 10:27am Permalink
Thanks for the method.
I've tried to do many modular origami and now are trying to do flowers part. It's easy n looks nice. Maybe the output will be much more nicer if the paper used are 80gm paper. I hope to have more video instructions on origami flowers from your site. Thanks.
Submitted by Lily (not verified) on 31 July 2010 - 4:15am Permalink
can u use post-it notes??
or could i use printer paper?
which one is better??
Submitted by Lunar (not verified) on 30 January 2011 - 3:34pm Permalink
Wouldn´t it be easier to curl/twirl with a bamboo stick? I used those to curl the petals of the lily because it curled the paper more and we don't really have any chopsticks here..
I mean these:
Submitted by Sara on 31 January 2011 - 6:48am Permalink
Yes, those look to be just about perfect.
Submitted by Dianne (not verified) on 10 November 2011 - 2:00pm Permalink
Tips for construction
I found that rolling each end of the triangle all the way in to the middle of the triangle better prepares the paper to form the delicious "S" curves in the finished model, and most importantly, provides a consistent method for shaping each piece of the module.
Should you wish to use light weight paper, using a wooden skewer works quite well for a nice tight twirl that "remembers" it's shape. As this design has a very moveable "locking mechanism", to keep together a fragile model constructed of light weight paper the modules will need a touch of the famous "Glue Stick" (apply with a toothpick) just where the two colors meet and begin to bend toward the outer edge of the model.
Submitted by libin (not verified) on 15 October 2013 - 1:47pm Permalink
I was so happy to see the
I was so happy to see the post that demonstrates the making of Twirl from 10. Moreover the entire steps has been described so clearly so that people of any age can easily study it by seeing the video that is been given in the blog. Thank you!
Submitted by Ishaan (not verified) on 5 June 2015 - 12:13pm Permalink
Hi Sara! I think that one could use differrent stuff to twirl. Will quilling twirlers be ok?
And by the way, I'm in a kind of rut trying to find papers suitable for complex origami, due to my home being in Northern India. Can you please help me contact Sivaram (Indian origami prodigy)?
Thanks for the wonderful video Sara!
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