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Contents Origami Works 5-20 List of Color Illustrations 21 Symbols and Folding Techniques 22 Preface 23

Butterfly ornament 24 Bobbin ornament 26 Chrysanthemum kusudama (Traditional) 28 Chrysanthemum stopper 30 Chrysanthemum Dower 32 Chrysanthemum star 1 34 Chrysanthemum star 2 38 Chrysanthemum fan 40

Square tablet: Framework (Dice assembly) 44 Square tablet: Flower frame 1 (Dice assembly) 46 Square tablet: Flower frame 2 (Dice assembly) 48 Square tablet: Flower frame 3 (Dice assembly) 50 Square tablet: Double stoppers (Dice assembly) 52 Square tablet: Stoppers A. B (Dice assembly) 54 Square tablet: Framed stars A. B (Dice assembly) 58 Square tablet: Clustered Dower (Dice assembly) 60

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Square tablet: Hydrangea 1 64 Square tablet: Hydrangea 2 66 Square tablet: Hydrangea 3 67

Dice assembly of hydrangea 68 Regular triangle units 70

Lantern assembly 72 Rhombic assembly 76 List of square tablets 78

Handball of giganteum 82 Handball of beUfiower 88 Bouquet of Hly 92 Pistil (to be inserted inward) 94

Bouquet of primula 98 Double petals 102

Sea urchin 106

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Sea urchin (short pistils) (p. 106)

5


Flower frame 3 (p. SO) Dice assembly

Hydrangea 3 (p.67) Dice assembly

6


From upper-left, clockwise Chrysanthemum fan (small) (p. 40), Chrysanthemum star 1-A (p. 34), Chrysanthemum flower (large) (p. 32), Chrysanthemum fan (large) (p. 40), Chrysanthemum stopper (small) (p. 30), Chrysanthemum star 2 (p.38)

7


Flower frame 2 (p.48) Lantern assembly

8


Framed star A (p. 58) Dice assembly

Hydrangea 2 (p.66) Lantern assembly

9


Double stoppers (p. 52) Rhombic assembly

Double stoppers (p.52) From left: Dice assembly, Lantern assembly

10


Stopper A (p.54) Three kinds of assemblies

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Stopper B (p. 54) From left: Dice assembly, Lantern assembly

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Clustered flower (p. 60) Three kinds of assemblies From left: Lantern assembly, Dice assembly

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Hydrangea 1 (p. 64) Three kinds of assemblies

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Framework (p. 44) Rhombic assembly

Framework (p.44) Lantern assembly

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Handball of giganteum (p. 82)

Handball of bellflower (p. 88)

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Bouquet of primula (long pistils) (p. 98)

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Bouquet of primula (double flowers) (pp. 98 - 105)

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Sea urchin (small pistils) (p. 106)

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Bouquet of Lily (P .92)

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List of Color Illustrations Page

Instructions

Works Sea urchin (short pistils)

5

page 106

6

50

Flower frame 3 Dice assembly

67

Hydrangea 3 Dice assembly

40

Chrysanthemum fan (small)

34

Chrysanthemum star I -A

32

Chrysanthemum flower (large)

30

Chrysanthemum stopper (small)

38

Chrysanthemum star 2

8

48

Flower frame 2 Lantern assembly

9

58

Framed star A Dice assembly

66

Hydrangea 2 Lantern assembly

52

Double stoppers Rhombic assembly

52

Double stoppers Dice assembly

7

10

Double stoppers Lantern assembly 11

54

Stopper A Three kinds of assemblies

12

54

Stopper B Dice assembly Stopper B Lantern assembly

13

60

Clustered flower Three kinds of assemblies Lantern assembly Dice assembly

14

64

Hydrangea 1 Three kinds of assemblies

15

44

Framework Rhombic assembly

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Framework Lantern assembly

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Handball of giganteum

88

Handball of bellflower

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98

Bouquet of pIimula (long pistils)

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106

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Bouquet of pIimula (double flowers) Sea urchin (small pistils) Bouquet of Lily

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Symbols and Folding Techniques ~

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Insert into pocket .

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Fold so that the paints indicated by the dots meet.

Equal Lengths

Inside reverse fold

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Pepeat the fold behind, the same as the one shown in front. Repeat 2 times.

Outside reverse fold


Preface Unit origami is a method of producing various forms by assembling prepared units without using adhesives. Kusudama origami is different. Its units are joined with threads and glued together with adhesives. This book is a mix of the unit origami and kusudama. With regard to kusudama, those who love origami seem to be divided distinctly into two groups: the one who is eager to

try it and the other who is rather reluctant. To tell the truth, I have been thinking that it will be hard to make kusudama. However, once I got to work, I was fascinated with the charm and the delicacy of color arrangements. It is exciting when the kusudama is gradually completed like a blooming flower by fastening threads. I wish to invite you into the magnificent world of kusudama. It will take time to make it, but it will be peaceful time, which you can enjoy to your heart's content. Tomoko Fuse

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BUTTERFLY ORNAMENT The pleated part looks like a butterfly. Use two pieces of paper. It can be used as a mobile or hung under a kusudama. Folded shape (J) is called "Square Base". There are several methods for folding this base. Introduced here is a traditional method. Another method, " all at once," is illustrated on page 26. Employ your favorite methods. A lot of kusudama start with this square base.

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Turn to the opposite side.

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Make a crease in the middle.


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Open.

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Crimp in the same way.

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BOBBIN ORNAMENT Use two pieces of paper.

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Open and bring four corners together. Fold in numerical order.

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Flatten flaps.

Open and squash. Do the same on the other side. Turn flaps.

Open and squash. Do the same on the other side.

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Turn flaps.


[Assembly method]

Insert alternately.

Turn flaps evenly.

(X 2 )

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CHRYSANTHEMUM KUSUDAMA (Tradi tiona!) I named this traditional kusudama "Chrysanthemum Kusudama." Make six units and join them together using glue.

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Put glue on the area marked with oblique lines.

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the other three parts in the same way.

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CHRYSANTHEMUM STOPPER Stoppers make "Chrysanthemum Kusudama" (p 28) more attractive. There are several kinds of stoppers in various sizes from small to large. ~ Small ~

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Small (left) and Large (right)

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The largest size of Square Stopper.

Fold up to step (J) on the left page.

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CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWER ~ Small "'"

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Large

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The largest size of "Flower Stopper." You can fold in half and insert other paper.

Fold up to step '9' on the left page and insert.

When inserted, fold again.

Insert here other paper.

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CHRYSANTHEMUM STAR 1 This is a stopper in the shape of a star.

[ star 1] - Fix this.

Open and squash. Turn to the opposite side.

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34

Lift upper layer only anc press it down on crosswise crease.


Twist and squash.

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( X 6) Assembly method on next page.

Make a cross with the top triangle.

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Jg on page 29.

If you turn "A" 45 degrees, you can obtain "B!'

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Insert tips of into slits of the stopper.

Glue in the same way as on page 29.

( X 6)

[The Largest Stopper]

( X 6)

The left shows the largest size of "Square". "Flower". and "Star" stoppers.

Star Stopper: 1-8.

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CHRYSANTHEMUM STAR 2 [star 2] Fix this.

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Glue in the same way as on page 27.

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Insert tips of into slits of the stopper. You may insert other paper in the center.

(X 6 )

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Continue folding flat in order.

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CHRYSANTHEMUM FAN This is a pleated fan to be put inside "Chrysanthemum Kusudama" on page 28. This fan is so designed as to fit the kusudama exactly, but smaller one will also do well.

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Fold in half and let stand pleats. Pinch left and right corners and let stand in the shape of triangle.

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After creasing, unfold. (Do not make creases on the rear side.)

Pleat like an accordion or a flight of steps. (Don 't care about the difference of numbers of pleats on the left and right.)

Do not make creases on the rear side.

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[Assembly method]

Put glue on the area marked with oblique lines. Assemble 6 units together.

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(X 6 )


Small (left) and large (right)

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Inside: 1/4 of 12 em (45/8") square paper. Outside : 15 em (5 6/8") square paper.

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Square tablet

FRAMEWORK (Dice assembly)

Let's make several kinds of square tablets as units of kusudama. You can make a "Picture frame" by putting a pad in the "Framework." It is assembled in the form of dice by using joints.

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As the pad , you can use colorful figured paper or photos or any other paper you like.

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Square tablet

FLOWER FRAME 1 (Dice assembly) The "Picture frame" is very useful, because you can place various things in it and enjoy the variety. If you fit a blintz base of "Flower" into it, you can make "Flower frame."

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See page 72 and 76 for other assembly methods.

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Make creases.

Fold toward the center.

Make creases as shown.

Fold toward the center.

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Square tablet

FLOWER FRAME 3 (Dice assembly) From 10 on page 49

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Fold the other three parts in the same way.

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See pages 72 and 76 for other assembly methods.

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Square tablet

STOPPERS A, B (Dice assembly)

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Insert other paper cut to measure. You may insert double or thicker paper.

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Use a quarter of paper as joint to connect square tablets such as "Stopper A" and "Stopper B."

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Assemble with 6 square tablets and 12 joints in the form of dice. If glued, it becomes firm.

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Thread a string from A through B to use as a kusudama.

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See pages 72 and 76 for other assembly methods.

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Square tablet

FRAMED STARS A, B (Dice assembly) You may utilize stars used for chrysanthemum kusudama as insertion of "Outer frame 1" and "Outer frame 2." @ or 18' on page 35.

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(Page 54)

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<Framed star B>

Assemble in the form of dice in the same was as steps on page 56. Try to work out some other combinations.

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Square tablet

CLUSTERED FLOWER (Dice assembly) This outer frame is a variation of " Framework" CD ~ Outer frame 3 ~ ,,

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Open petals of two inside layers one by one.

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(X 6 )

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<Joint>

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Dice assembly

Lantern assembly (See page 72 for the method.)

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HYDRANGEA 1

Square tablet

Make square tablets by Inserting a hydrangea flower into the " Outer frame 3" on page 60 and then assemble them into a kusudama.

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See page 68 for the assembly method.

Repeat steps 7 on other three sides.

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Square tablet

HYDRANGEA - 2

From 1(lJ of "hydrangea 1" on page 65.

Squash triangles.

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[Assembly method]

See page 68 for the assembly method.

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From 速 of "hydrangea 1" on page 65.

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Assembly method on next page.

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DICE ASSEMBLY OF HYDRANGEA <Joint>

Quarter paper and use it as a joint to connect framed hydrangeas. "Hydrangea 3" is used here as the example.

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Hydrangea 1

Hydrangea 2

Hydrangea 3

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REGULAR TRIANGLE UNITS The units are used for "Lantern Assembly" (page 72) and "Rhombic Assembly" (page 76). They function as joints.

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Make a crease and then unfold.

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LANTERN ASSEMBLY Using regular triangle units and square tablets, assemble them into a multi-faceted lantern. Square tablets are illustrated on page 52, "Double Stopper." Try to work out a variety of combinations.

<Double stopper> (Page 52)

<Regula triangle unit> (Page 70)

[Assembly method]

(X 8 )

(X 6 )

You may glue the elements to make them firm.

[Lantern assembly: skeletal structure]

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(X 8 )

Assemble with 6 square tablets and 8 regular triangles.

Assemble as illustrated to complete the form.


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<Regular triangle unit> (Page 70)

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<Flower frame 1> (Page 46)

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<Regular triangle unit> (Page 70)

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<Hydrangea 2> (Page 66)

(X 8 ) <Regular triangle unit> (Page 70)

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RHOMBIC ASSEMBLY The solid assembled by this method is called " Rhombioctahedron," but we call it simply " Rhombic Assembly" of kusudama. We use square tablets, regular triangle units and side joints. Let's enjoy the combination.

<Framework> (Page 44)

<Regular triangle unit> (Page 70)

<Side joint>

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Assemble as illustrated to complete the form.

You may glue the elements to make them firm.

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<Rhombic assembly: skeletal structure>

Assemble with 18 square tablets, 8 regular triangles and 16 side joints.

( X 18)

( X 8)

( X 16)

You may dispense with regular triangle units. In that case, you will have triangle holes.

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A LIST OF SQUARE TABLETS Here is a list of all the square tablets used.

Try and enjoy a variety of combinations such as "Dice Assembly," "Lantern Assembly," and "Rhombic Assembly" by making use of "Side joints" and "regular triangle units." ~ Square tablets ~

<Framework> (Page 44)

<Flower frame 1> (Page 46)

<Flower frame 2> (Page 48)

<Flower frame 3> (Page 50)

<Double stopper> (Page 52)

<Stopper A> (Page 54)

<Stopper B> (Page 54)

<Framed star A> (Page 58)

<Clustered flower> (Page 60)

<Hydrangea 1> (Page 64)

<Hydrangea 2> (Page 66)

<Framed star B> (Page 58)

<Hydrangea 3> (Page 67)

~ Regular triangle unit ~

~ Side joint ~

(Page 45)

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(Page 70)


Three kinds of kusudama, which use "Double stopper."

<Double stopper> (Page 52)

Side joint (Page 45)

Regular triangle unit (Page 70)

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Three kinds of kusudama, which use "Stopper A."

<Stopper A> (Page 54)

80

Side joint (Page 45)

Regular triangle unit (Page 70)


Three kinds of kusudama, which use "Hydrangea 1."

<Hydrangea 1> (Page 64)

Side jOint (Page 45)

Regular triangle unit (Page 70)

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HANDBALL OF GIGANTEUM ~ Petal ~

The end of this kusudama is joined with threads. One unit consists of petals with a pistil inserted among them. The flower looks like an onion head.

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Pull the upper layer upward and fold both sides.

Open the pocket and squash. Do the same on the other side.

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Rotate flaps.

() Open the eight pleats evenly.

Assembly method on next page.

Fold the four flaps in the same way.

Repeat the steps on the other sides.

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Fold on the creases.

Tuck the triangle inward. Open the bottom slightly, right and left.

Fold the other sides in the same way as steps 5 - 8 .

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~ Small pistil (to be inserted) ~

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases. Stand the eight pleats evenly.

~ Large pistil ~

[Petals seen from above]

Insert the eight pleats of pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

( X 18)

84

Use paper cut as above and fold the pistil on page 90.


[How to join flowers]

Small pistils are used in this example.

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Connect the ends in a loop with a thread. See the next page for the assembly method of the flower and hanging thread .

[How to make a hanging thread]

Tie two threads at the center. You may hang a tassel at the knot.

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[Assembly method]

2 1 1 Place the ring of flowers on the cross of threads. Put the thread through flowers evenly. (In this case, one flower, two flowers, one flower and two flowers)

2

Put the thread through the other rings of flower in the same way. Lastly, adjust so that the whole becomes a globe. Pull each two of the four threads tightly until the knot comes to the center.

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Pull each two of the four threads tightly until the knot comes to the center.

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HANDBALL of BELLFLOWER

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Make creases.

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Rotate flaps.

Open the pocket and' squash. Do the same on the other side.

Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Open and flatten the front and back pockets again.

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Turn over.

Rotate flaps.


t Make an inside reverse fold on two triangles.

@ reverse fold on the other two triangles and adjust the form .

Joining method on next page.

Repeat step 13 on backside.

@ Rotate flaps.

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Fold by making an inside reverse fold .

Repeat step on the other three sides.

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~ Pistil (to be inserted inward) ~

When the petal is folded from 12 cm (4 5/8") square paper, the pistil should be made from 7.5 cm (2 7/ 8") square paper.

The appropriate size of paper for "pistil" is 7.5 em square paper. You may use a quarter of paper of the petal, but it will barely come out of the petals.

Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Insert the eight pleats of pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

Make 18 of this flower.

Stand the eight pleats evenly.

The same way as step 8 on page 84.

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Petals

( X18)


[How to join flowers] Connect the ends in a loop with a thread.

(X 3 ) Follow the steps on pages 85 and 86 to make a kusudama.

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BOUQUET OF LILY This kusudama is also connected with threads. If you use a different pistil, the impression of the kusudama will change.

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Make creases.

Open the pocket and squash. Do the same on the other side.

Open front and back pockets and squash.

Rotate flaps.

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Make an inside reverse fold outward at four corners. Adjust the shape.

( X 24)

Joining method on next page.

Inside reverse fold

Making an inside reverse fold , turn the flap over.

Rotate flaps.

Rotate flaps.

93


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Pistil (to be inserted inward) ~

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Open the pocket and squash. Do the same on the other side.

Rotate flaps.

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94


~ Long pistil ~

Stand pleats evenly. Insert the eight pleats of pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

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From (§' on the left page.

( X 24) 4 on page 93. Joining method on next page.

You may curl the tips of petals.

( X 24)

Stand pleats evenly.

~ Short pistil ~

Fold four tips up.

Insert the eight pleats of pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

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[How to join flowers] Short pistils are used in this example.

Connect flowers in a loop with a thread.

(X 3 ) Make three of this unit. Fasten them with four threads to make a kusudama in the same way as steps on page 85. [Assembly method]

3 Place the ring of flowers on the cross of threads. Put the thread through flowers evenly. (In this case, two flowers, three flowers, two flowers and three flowers)

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The kusudama in the photo was made from 12 cm (4 5/8") square paper. Connected are 24 flowers with the petals curled. Put threads through the other two rings in the same way. Lastly make the whole into a globe and fasten firmly.

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Attention ~ The number of flowers will change according to the size of paper and the strength of fastening threads. Keeping this in mind, make as many flowers as you like.

97


BOUQUET OF PRIMULA Begin with the paper front up. Make creases. I

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Make creases as shown.

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

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Open the pocket and squash. Do the same on the other side.

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Rotate flaps.

Open front and back pockets again and squash.

98

Unfold.


~ Long pistil ~

Joining method on next page.

9 on page 95

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(X 22) 1Q on page 95~

Make an inside reverse fold outward at eight corners. Open the petals and adjust the shape.

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Insert the eight pleats of pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

Fold the other three flaps in the same way,

Assemble on the creases.

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Open pockets and squash.

99


[How to join flowers]

Short pistils are used in this example.

Connect flowers in a loop with a thread.

(X 3 )

100

Fasten the three rings in the same way as steps on pages 96 and 97.


The kusudama in the photo was made from 15 cm (5 6/8") square paper. Connected are a total of 22 flowers-seven, eight and seven. Used long pistils.

~ Attention ~ The number of flowers will change according to the size of paper and the strength of fastening threads. Keeping this in mind, make as many flowers as you like.

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~ Double petals .....

Let's make gorgeous double-petaled flowers by inserting petals instead of pistils.

Use the same size of paper as petals.

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Make creases as shown.

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Rotate flaps.

Open the pocket and squash. Do the same on the other side.

Dent the center and assemble on the creases.

Open front and back pockets again and squash. Rotate flaps.

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Rotate flaps.


@ Joining method on next page.

( X 18)

@ Rotate flaps and repeat steps

Stand the pleats and adjust the shape.

Unfold and return to step

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Fold backward.

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() Open the pocket and squash.

Repeat the same fold on backside.

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~

Inside petal ~

â&#x20AC;˘ Insert the eight pleats of the inside pistil into the eight pleats of petals.

If the inside petals are folded precisely, the outside petals will open in a natural way.

( X18)

15 on page 99.

[How to join flowers]

Connect six flowers in a loop with a thread.

The fastening of the thread is important. If fastened too tightly, the loop becomes oval. You may make this kusudama with 17 flowers, using units of six, six and five flowers .

104


The kusudama in the photo was made from 12 cm (45/8") square paper, using a total of 18 flowers.

~ Attention ~

The number of flowers will change according to the size of paper and the strength of fastening threads. Keeping this in mind, make as many flowers as you like.

(X 3 )

Fasten the three rings in the same way as steps on page 85.

105


SEA URCHIN This is a colorful and massive kusudama, which looks like a sea urchin.

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Dent the center and assemble on the creases. Open the pocket and squash . Do the same on the other side.

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Open front and back pockets again and squash.

Unfold.

106

Make a preparation crease.


Rotate flaps and adjust the shape.

Joining method on next page.

Fold down 8 flaps in the same way. Fold the other 7 corners in the same way.

Fold edge so that it aligns with the left oblique line.

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Open the pocket and squash.

Make preparation creases as step 9 .

Assemble on the creases.

Make preparation creases, which will make fold easy in step 1S.

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~

~ Long pistil ~

12. on page 95

9 on page 95

Insert the eight pleats of pistil snugly into the eight pleats of outside petals.

( X24)

[Joining method]

Connect 8 flowers in a loop with a thread.

Short pistils are used in this example.

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The kusudama in the photo was made from 12 cm (4 5/8") square paper, using a total of 18 flowers.

Fasten the three rings in the same way as steps on pages 96-97.

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The number of flowers will change according to the size of paper and the strength of fastening threads. Keeping this in mind, make as many flowers as you like.

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~ Small pistil ~

9 on page 95

As illustrated, it is possible to change the assembly method according to the size of paper. A small pistil makes the flower compact, and you can employ more flowers than usual. Try as many variations as possible.

Pistil: From 12 em (4 5/8") square paper.

Outside: From 15 em (5 6/8 ") square paper.

( X40 )

Connect 10 flowers in a loop with a thread. [Assembly method]

Prepare four of this ring.

110


The petals in the photo were made from 15 cm (5 6/8") square paper and pistils from 12 cm (4 5/8 ") square paper. Connected are a total of 40 flowers.

The assembly method is the same as steps on pages

94-96.

~ Attention ~ The number of flowers will change according to the size of paper and the strength of fastening threads. Keeping th s in mind , make as many flowers as you like,

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