Description: I became deeply fascinated by orchids back in the early 1970s. Having learned about blintzed bases via Samuel Randlett’s books, “The Art of Origami,” and “The Best of Origami,” I began designing origami orchid blossoms. This is one of my earliest, and it is named for my sister, Susie. I shall demonstrate the essentials on how to fold this model, dry, and after this “dry run,” I shall show various wet-folding methods for final shaping.
Paper: This model is best when folding any thin, strong paper measuring at least 12-inches square (30 cm) but not larger than 20-inches (50 cm). Solid or duo-colored are both acceptable, but I will be using a duo for the demonstration, and so it might be more helpful to use duo if you have it.