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Seeking a diagram [19 Jun 2008|02:32pm]

Hi!  I'm completely new to this group, and to origami, really.  To make a long story short, I need an easy pattern for an origami plumeria flower.  I'd like to make a paper lei for my boyfriend.  Can anyone help me?  Thanks!
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Sembasuri, Kiritsunagi [12 Mar 2008|11:10am]

Hi there!

Ho knows what Sembasuri and Kiritsunagi are?

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Looking for help... u.u [17 Dec 2006|11:47pm]

HI everyone!
I came here looking for help, I hope next time it will be for a much happier reason =)
I´m looking for this book called "Viva! Origami" (ビバ!おりがみ) by Maekawa Jun (前川 順). The book is sold out now, but I was hoping if some of you would now where to find it on-line, to download (via torrent, emule, etc, if it was scanned...) or maybe posted in some webpage... I know there are a lot of other books about origami, but I´m desperetly in need of this one, anything, absolutely anything that you might know I´ll really appreciatte it.
Thank you so much in advance!
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Origami Skill Exchange [13 Nov 2006|06:16am]

I have started a Yahoo Group for an exchange of origami skills. It’s a place to bring model creators and diagrammers together to produce diagrams of previously undiagrammed models.


Basically it’s trying to cater to two types of people.
1) Those that have had the skill to doodle / create an origami model, but have neither the time, ability or resource to diagram it up and…
2) Those people who are altruistic enough to want to contribute to the greater good of the origami community by reverse folding and ultimately diagramming up a model that someone has had the skill to create

You can view the detailed mechanics of how it works by visiting the Group, but basically someone posts a photo of their creation from various angles, and hopefully at various stages, to the Group and if it appeals to a diagrammer out there, an exchange of skills could take place, the result of which should be put into the public realm for the benefit of fellow folders.

If you visit the group, you’ll probably notice I’ve uploaded a load of my undiagrammed models. This is not because I’m too lazy to do them myself (visit my website to discount that query), I’m just trying to get the ball rolling to show how I feel it could be operated. That said though, you’re more than welcome to diagram my models up. In fact, there’s already been one successful exchange of skills for one of my doodles. Other diagrammers are now offering their services for free to model creators.

I do hope you will give this Group a ‘look-over’ and embrace this exciting opportunity. I believe it will not only benefit the individual but also the origami community at large. You never know what discoveries await you from a hidden talent out there.

Hope to see you over at my Yahoo Group.

Origami Exchange group
My website

PS. I’m going to be posting this idea in other ori groups as well, so apologies in advance for the repetition if you’re a member of that group.
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Origami Katamari? [03 Sep 2006|03:56pm]

Hello everyone,
I'm new here, not new to origami (have been folding off-and-on for about 10 years now). I'm trying to figure out how to make an Origami Katamari, and I'm having trouble coming up with something that looks katamari-ish. If there are any variations on an existing modular unit (sonobe?) or some other unit that starts with a square piece of paper, I'd love to enlist your help!! Or, better yet, if there are diagrams already out there, help me find them! Thank you very much.
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[25 Aug 2006|08:55pm]

hi I was searching around for a diagram and i remembered livejournal so here's my request... I'm looking for a diagram or any sort of instructions on how to make the origami flower from the tv show Prison Break.  Thanks.
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Can you help? [30 Jul 2006|01:24pm]


I'm looking for a little help and I was just wondering if you guys could help me.

I'm not sure if this is origami but I think it takes some pretty skilled paper folding so hopefully you guys could help me figure it out.

I'm training to be a teacher I was looking for some craft ideas that I could use with the classes and I came across this site. I've been trying to make one ever since. I can get through the four different 'pages' but I'm not sure how to cut/fold/join the paper to make it go from the end back to the beginning.

You're my last hope.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


P.S. I've spent so much time looking at Origami sites for this I've decided I'm going to try making some paper butterflies to decorate my bedroom!
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[25 May 2006|10:59pm]

Hey everyone, I'm new and am posting because I need some help. I am folding a 60-unit Pentakis Dodecahedron, as shown here. I've folded and assembled the six "clusters" but I am having a really difficult time figuring out how to put the clusters together to form the finished dodecahedron. If any of you have ever folded this before and can give me some advice or perhaps sketch me a crude diagram, it would be very helpful and much appreciated. Thanks.

This has been crossposted to several origami communities. If this shows up several times on your friendslist, sorry about that.
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Flowers [27 Feb 2006|11:58pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

Hello! I'm new to the group and have a request already. ^_^;;

I'm very interested in making origami flowers and am currently trying to tackle learning the Kawasaki rose. But I'd like to find some decent diagrams of other flowers too. As well, what would you suggest as a stem? I'd like to give some bouquets to my friends and I'm looking for something like this.

Thanks in advance!~

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[22 Feb 2006|11:54am]

Hi all,
i teach middle school and I have a student who really wants to make a heart with wings, like this one:
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anyone have any ideas where I can find a diagram?

Your help will be REALLY appreciated!
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Somewhat Clearer steps for the crane [14 Sep 2005|10:24am]

I'm not sure if this happened in this community or another, but someone was having trouble with the part of the crane where you pull that top layer up to make the wings. Well, I found some picture instructions on the BBC website that kind of show it fairly well, here it is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/art/howto/origami/guide1.html
Although this is for the flapping bird, we all know that it's virtually the same as the crane with the exception of the narrowing of the tail and neck...so it should work for that one step.
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Diagrams for Double Crane from a Dollar bill. [12 Sep 2005|10:47am]

Here is the link: http://home.comcast.net/~peterfarina/diagrams.html
Several Notes. Firstly, this looks GREAT when you make it from a two dollar bill. Just make the big picture on the back into the 'colored side'.
Also, there are awesome diagrams there for a dragon chopstick holder and a 'Sting' sword that actually works...it's so neat!
Oh, and the diagrams are behind the cut for those of you who don't want to explore.

Double Crane Diagrams HereCollapse )
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New :) [05 Sep 2005|04:50pm]
New to the world of origami. I once had a kit along time ago that my mom bought me but it frustrated me so much I used the paper for stationery or something. Now I just received a new kit from a friend and want to try to do it without giving up even if it is frustrating. :) I give up way too easily and I won't this time. So I was wondering are there any good websites with easy/simple diagrams? To start with. I can't seem to find any, or any good ones with more than one diagram. I made a swan or some bird which was pretty easy though doesn't look that great. I want to make a fish one and lots of other things to send back to the friend who sent me the kit. I am glad to have something to do to cure my bordem for awhile. Um, what does "englarge" mean and how do you do that?
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[20 Aug 2005|12:05am]

tell me about yourselves. how long have you been folding for? are you new to the wonderful world of origami, or experienced? what diagrams would you like to see posted in this community?
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modular origami links [09 Aug 2005|02:53pm]

modular origami created by Meenakshi Mukerji and modular origami designs on the web. i look forward to trying some of these diagrams out!
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cute little 3D stars [09 Aug 2005|03:08am]

how to fold cute little 3D stars
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folding a rectangle into a square [09 Aug 2005|01:52am]

please forgive my shoddy diagrams.Collapse )
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