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Origami Flowers

by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander

Published:
2014 by Tuttle Publishing
Pages:
96
Binding:
Book and Kit with DVD
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9780804843126
ISBN-10:
0804843120

Buy from: Amazon.com
Buy from: Amazon.jp

Skill Level Simple to intermediate
Clear diagrams? Yes
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Yes
Photos of completed models? Yes
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

This little kit packs a lot of content for origami flowers lovers. It contains a booklet, 180 sheets of flowery colored standard origami paper in two packs, 6 and 3 inch squares, and a DVD.

There are 20 attractive designs here, ranging from simple, modular flowers to the more advanced tulip and rose. Flowers are accompanied by instructions for matching leaves, and the book provides ideas for what papers to use, tips for proper folding techniques, and ideas for using the finished designs. The booklet is very well produced with many photos throughout.

The DVD that comes with the kit contains full video instructions for each and every single project in the book. It's hard to beat Michael LaFosse's teaching videos - they are very well executed, with over-the-shoulder views and good lighting, and he takes care in explaining every move in detail, while giving many tips and tricks, discussing the background of the designs and more.

A great kit for both newcomers to origami or for anyone who'd like to fold some nice flower designs!

There are 20 Origami Designs in Origami Flowers:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

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Lily

Flora - Flowers

Traditional16Square

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Also in Cute Animal Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Essential Origami by Steve and Megumi Biddle
Also in Festive Folding by Paul Jackson
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
and in other sources...
Origami Lily by Traditional on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Lily leaf

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse20Square
Kyoko's flower

Flora - Flowers

Kyoko Kondo22Octagon
Maple leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Michael G. LaFosse26SquareOrigami Maple leaf by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of scrap-booking paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Anne's orchid

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse30Rectangle - 1X2

Also in Origami Art by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Origami Anne's orchid by Michael G. LaFosse folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Ohana orchid

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander34SquareOrigami Ohana orchid by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander Folded from a square of origami paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Orchid leaf

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse38Square
Tulip for Betty

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse40SquareOrigami Tulip for Betty by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of fadeless kraft paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Modular blossom

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse44Square
6 units
Plumeria

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse48Square
5 units
Origami Plumeria by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from 5 squares of Jong Ie Nara Crane Folding Paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Clean leaf

Flora - Trees and Plants

Michael G. LaFosse52Square
Day lily

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander56Square
6 units
Petallunia moon flower

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse60Square
6 units
Petal module calyx

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse64Square
Petal modules

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse66Square
3 units

3 variations
Star flower

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse70Square
6 units

3 variations
Candy blossom

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse76Square
6 units
Rose for Irene

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse80SquareOrigami Rose for Irene by Michael G. LaFosse Folded from a square of Nicolas Terry's tissue foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Rose calyx

Flora - Flowers

Michael G. LaFosse84Square
Cullen's flower

Flora - Flowers

Cullen Burke88Square