Author Archives: ahudsonorigami

16 sides and 16 months

Oh dear, I’ve been neglectful and not updated this blog in quite a long time! It’s been almost 17 months since I last posted. Admittedly I’ve been doing less origami over the past couple years in order to devote more … Continue reading

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Updates

This year I’ll be exhibiting and teaching again at the East Bay Origami Convention at UC Berkeley, Nov. 17-18. I’m also helping with their convention book. It’ll be fun, if you’re in the Bay area you should drop by! I’ve … Continue reading

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Thai Tulip and Stem

Although this model has been diagrammed a handful of times on the internet, there are only a few published sources that I have found, and all of them trace back to Gay Merrill Gross’ “Origami: New Ideas for Paperfolding” (1990), … Continue reading

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Public Diagram Project Relaunch

I am officially relaunching the Public Diagram Project, with two new diagrams and a bit of history for the existing ones. A4 PDF versions are currently up, and I am working on providing some different formats as well. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Bluebell

This is a fairly obscure traditional model. The only direct reference I found is from Alice Gray and Kunihiko Kasahara’s “The Magic of Origami” (1977), which contains a Bell which is “an adaptation of the traditional bell flower”, with a … Continue reading

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Twist Tato

This model is one of those that there is less direct evidence for, but there is still a very strong argument for its traditionality. Research by David Lister indicates that the modern usage of the word “Tato” comes from the … Continue reading

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Crane

The crane is the most well-known origami model from any tradition, and has probably been diagrammed hundreds of times. The first known origami book, “Senbazuru Orikata” (1797), was written about different ways of making linked-crane constructions. The story of Sadako … Continue reading

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Lazy Susan

This model as a bit more of a published history than the last. In “Best of Origami” (E. P. Dutton & co, 1963) Samuel Randlett gives the following description: “The Lazy Susan is a figure traditional in the Szechwan province … Continue reading

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Kotobukizuru (Congratulations Crane)

This was the inagural diagram from the Public Diagram Project, which was launched in October 2009 (you can read more about it here). You can view this diagram through google docs. The first time I published diagrams for this model, … Continue reading

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Blog Launch!

Hi there origami blogosphere! I decided that it was time I had a blog again– I’ve been doing a lot of projects recently, and Flickr isn’t very good for organizing things that aren’t photos. I will still be active on … Continue reading

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