Navel Shell (Tomoko Fuse): Instructions

Adams, Sara
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Origami Instructions: Navel Shell (Tomoko Fuse)

More info on the book: http://www.happyfold...
Video review:
Written review: http://origamiusa.or...

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)

This video describes how to fold a fantastic "navel shell" designed by Tomoko Fuse. Tomoko Fuse and Viereck Verlag kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.


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ich freue mch ueber jedes Deiner Videos. Man kann wirklich gut danach arbeiten.
Vielen Dank. Mach bitte weiter so.

This took a bit of work, but your video and explanations were very clear, thank you! I've done modular origami before, so am not really anywhere approaching an expert, but I managed to complete this!

Beatutilful and simple, I love these kind of models. :)
Thanks for the tips.

Hi Sara
Thank you for the wonderful instructional video on Tomoko Fuse's navel shell.
I wanted to show you my 1st and 2nd attempt at ever doing this fold...yes...the same paper "mended" and used again! My "mendable" hand fabricated paper at its best :-) The paper is small - 13.97 cm on a side/5 1/2" square. It was great fun to do. Thank you and I hope you enjoy seeing my paper.

Then I tried doing the navel shell with white copy paper - it is a very forgiving model to build.

Would it be possible to fold this out of gigantic paper, like 2 foot square? Or would it collapse?

Hay Sara, I have made other models based on this one. I don't know in they are in the book, could you watch them and tell me. Thanks

I DID it and it only took me 5 mins! i love it and did it with 7 sheets so they all slid out!!

Hi, congrats for all your work !
Can you tell me how do you contact Tomoko Fuse and in general, all origami artists ?
Thanks !

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