origami diagrams out there
Origami diagrams can be easy to discover, or not! Be it basic diagrams, flower diagrams or modular origami diagrams in this little list you can find a bit of everything :)
These are the sites/blogs I visit most frequently:
The Kusudama is now Mio Design blog
Mio TSUGAWA’s site. Some kusudama diagrams for free and some of her creations for you to buy. Nice site with diagrams and plenty of photos. English and japanese.
This site has moved to Mio Design blog; her shop is at Puupuu Shop! Now at Origamio.
We love Kusudama
A blog maintained by Mio and other kusudama/origami lovers.
You can find nice pictures and much more.
After the 5th of March (2007) it’s going to move to an Orkut community: Origami & Kusudama
This net world sure does change fast: The Origami & Kusudama community in Orkut is down; feel free to visit the other Mio’s Kusudama Origami groups/ communities in my space and flickr. The myspace group is now down; visit the flickr group instead!
Origami Folding Instructions
The name says it all. You can find diagrams and pretty galleries here. Modular origami only or at least I’ve only saw nodular origami… English.
Pretty kusudamas, polyhedron and some boxes. I found good diagrams here :)
I believe the page is in russian or at least the alphabet is cyrilic… (Pardon me for my ignorance)
Origami papierowe fantazje
Polish (once again I think it’s polish, not that sure…) origami association site. The link will lead you to the folding symbols. If you clic in diagramy you can view diagrams in flash, pdf or image formats. Most diagrams are in english. Discover the site and have some nice surprises :)
KUSUDAMA – Arte em Origami
Brazilian site with some hard to find kusudama diagrams. Even though the site is in portuguese the diagrams are in english. One of the kusudama’s diagrams also show how to make a tassel. There are other diagrams for animals, flowers and people.
You won’t find diagrams here but if you want to buy a book you can see what diagrams the book contains or if you’re on the hunt for a special diagram you can find the books/ magazines that have it. Very useful, it also lists diagrams by author.
Joseph Wu’s site
Nice to look around site and yes, it has diagrams! From simple to complex; there’s at least one that says «Do not attempt unless you are an experienced paperfolder» so you can find your thing here. Some of the models are an armadillo, a base for Kawasaki’s rose, the Birdbase Chess Set, an Eagle and the much beautifull Eastern Dragon :) you can also find a white shark, a snowflake among others.
Eric Joisel Origami
Now in memory of the late Eric Joisel. A great origamist, you can see many of his works here! And diagrams too.
David Deruda’s site
In italian, with some of his creations, such as the Cobra and ranoshi, made public :)
Step by step photos on how to do a Kawasaki Rose. It’s in japanese but it’s really step by step and you have clear buttons to go to the previous or next page; hint:
green line: mountain fold; yellow line: valley fold; blue line: previous crease.
English. Folding for children with phocomelia in South America.
Links to diagrams in youtube and more. All in all, a nice site. A generous contribution for the cause will be awarded with an original diagram.
I will update this page every time I’ll find some nice site/ blog with diagrams. Or at least update the links ;)
Last update: the 2nd of May 2011