Monday, January 26, 2009



This is a nice ram model designed by Jun Maekawa. My interpretation of it is unfortunately somewhat goat-like, but I hope you get the general idea.

This goat -- sheep, I mean sheep -- was made from a 10" square of standard origami paper. The final model is approximately 3" long. (I can't find my ruler.) The folding pattern may be found in Maekawa's book Genuine Origami.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Three-headed crane

Welcome,. and happy 2009! We start out the year with a traditional standby, the three-headed crane.

Actually, three-headed cranes are not in any way traditional. This model is by Jun Maekawa, designed to illustrate certain aspects of technical folding. My favorite part of this model, however, is actually an intermediary stage -- a six-pointed analogue of the traditional bird base. Using this base, I have created my own (slight) variations on Maekawa's model.


Triple crane.

Folding instructions for the three-headed crane may be found in Maekawa's excellent book Genuine Origami.