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Welcome to The Fold, the online magazine of OrigamiUSA! On this page you will find articles about folding in general, design, techniques, and, of course, diagrams! We hope you enjoy the magazine. Articles are added over the course of each 2-month issue, so check back regularly or subscribe to our RSS feed. Select any keyword in the menu to see all articles with that keyword, or see here for a pictorial listing of all diagrams.

A stunning modular rose with not a twist fold to be found.
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by Mahyar Hossien Khani
An ingenious combination of two origami forms.
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This hummingbird starts with a stretched bird base and offers many sculptural possibilities.
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How folders in Birmingham England found success at meeting online with a little help from OrigamiUSA.
This is an update of a previous The Fold article that listed 14+ house and heart models in April 2020.
Diagrams for two house and heart models with a color-changed roof and hearts.
by Nobuko Okabe
You'll need 8 squares to fold one of 12 variations of this versatile, modular star.
A masked smiley face ... a sign of our times!
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By Shriram Patki
This design of an elephant in motion represents the animal’s massiveness and power.
by Miyuki Kawamura
The conical modules of this kusudama come together to form color-change stars. The model works with 12 or 30 pieces.