I know you’ve all missed Tomoko FUSE’s lovely kusudamas so, here it is! A beautiful one, too. As most, if not all, are :)
The name is V字135度/ V-shape module and for the variation 中折れV字135度 or V-shape module with additional folds. This one is in a Origami Tanteidan Magazine number 109.
Oh, I must say that I have read some comments regarding that there were difficulties in buying OTMs. I will buy some more around Easter, so I’ll post about it when I do. Until then you might try to buy them from a japanese book store, a fnac or some japanese items related store, perhaps…?
You can also stock on some pretty wrapping paper for doing or testing kusudamas! After all, Christmas is already that close (; and this is the season for pretty papers around us (:
First the ones with additional folds! The ones above were the test ones, made in kraft paper, in yellow and orange. The 30 units in orange and in orange and yellow the 12 units one. I love them… And they are only in kraft… They really bring out the beauty in the paper (:
Now with a cherry blossom themed origami paper, the 12 units one. This one I assembled it differently from the first! You can see the difference if you look at the holes in the kusudama; these have a 4 point star shape instead of the 3 point star shape (; I like both. I might be repeating myself, but beautiful is the word to say! I like this kusudama so much!
This is also origami paper, a traditional pattern in green and yellow; this is a 30 units kusudama.
This kusudama doesn’t need glue as most of Fuse’s kusudamas and is really sturdy! Be it in kraft or in a stronger paper. All papers were 7x7cm/ 2,75″. Both 12 units kusudama have a diameter of 7cm/ 2.75″ and the 30 units one of 10cm/ 3,94″. The diameter of the one without additional folds is 14cm/ 5,50″.
In these last pictures a 30 units kusudama of the variation unit, without the centre/ additional folds. I like the kusudama better with the centre fold but I really like the fact that the unit permits simpler assemblies (: The paper has the same size of the other ones but the fewer number of folds make the unit larger and, as such, a bigger kusudama. This one was also made in origami paper with a traditional pattern!