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The Fold 2018

Issue 49, November-December, 2018

The Fold is the online magazine for members of OrigamiUSA. New articles are posted continuously over the two month period of each issue. To contribute to The Fold or for other questions, please see our FAQ.
After teaching Stella for Origami Connect, Evan Zodl agreed to write an article for The Fold to make this lovely model accessible to more people.
Elina Gor
During her mathematical studies, Elina Gor researched the changes in complexity of origami models from the 1980`s to the present, to see if we are doomed to face mega-complex models in the future or maybe we already have reached the peak of complexity.
Ilan Garibi shares his reminiscences of 7OSME and BOS51.
Roman Remme, a special guest at the 2018 CDO Convention, presents us with diagrams for an iso-area star.
Christiane Bettens presents us with another variation of an antiprism box.
by José Meeusen, diagrams by Jorge Jaramillo
Just in time for the holidays, Jorge Jaramillo presents us with improved diagrams of José Meeusen's Deco Star.
Chie Nara shares her impressions of her first attendance at an origami convention: BOS 2018.
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Diagrams for a modular with color change. You can assemble 12 or 30 units. Kami or thicker duo paper is recommended. Scrapbook paper works well, making the result sturdier.

Issue 48, September-October, 2018

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Diagrams for a color-change modular, 12 or 30 units, though like most polyhedral designs, the latter is more attractive. The flower petals are of one color, and the flower centers and background are of another color.
Rosamond, CA's loss is Prescott, AZ's gain. Prescott now hosts an origami group called PrOF (Prescott Origami Fanatics), with Chila Caldera as leader, aided by Lolly Skinner and Sue Kimball.
Here's a special Halloween treat: A standing witch folded from a single sheet of paper
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A fun crease pattern that can repeat infinitely to the center folds an octagon into a geometric flower design, where the front and back of the paper look the same.
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Diagrams for two easy-level models, folded from a triangle: a shrimp and a scorpion.

Issue 47, July-August, 2018

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Paolo Bascetta presents us with a creative, new Sierpinski 3D fractal created by stacking.
The realm of model names in origami is complex, yet is often overlooked. This article discusses the matter through particular cases, personal experiences, and conversations with other origamists.
Paul Jackson celebrates the Year of the Dog by contributing Barking Dog 1, an action model.
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by Mukul Achawal
Diagrams for a color-change modular made from 30 rectangles.

Issue 46, May-June, 2018

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For those who were not able to meet Viviane Berty as a special guest at the 2018 OrigamiUSA Convention, here is a gift from Viviane!
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Here are diagrams for Stella Lefty by Francisco Mancini, taught by Char Morrow at the 2018 OrigamiUSA Convention.
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Diagrams for the face of a monkey you can wear as a mask!
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Continuing the celebration of The Year of the Dog, Edwin Corrie offers two diagrams for a dog and a puppy.
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Diagrams for an easy-level dragon, folded from a triangle.

Issue 45, March-April, 2018

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by Brians Tjipto
To celebrate the Golden Dog Year, Brians Tjipto designed a dog in various poses.
Mi Wu designs masterly bicolor models and is leading an effort to make the artistic creations of origami designers from China known to the world.
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Diagrams for a delightful strip of flowers with color change. Great for those left over strips of paper that you have been saving forever to fold something.
Francesco Mancini presents us with a simple rocking rabbit for Easter and spring.
A technique that I discovered sometime during 2015-2017, which I will call the "cupboard fold spacer." It creates a small gap in a unit, for example one in the center-line of a Sonobe unit.
João Charrua contributes to the continuing celebration of the Year of the Dog by offering us diagrams for a simple dog.
As part of our year-long celebration of the Year of the Dog, Giang Dinh contributes a model of a dreaming dog.

Issue 44, January-February, 2018

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A Tribute to David Lister is a labor of love by Nick Robinson, who invites us to become better acquainted with a giant in the history of British Origami Society (BOS).
Nick Robinson, Mark Kennedy's friend since the 1980s, shares his reminiscences.
by The Origami Community around the World
This article lists but a small sampling of the tributes to Mark Kennedy, who died on Sunday, 18 February 2018.
by OrigamiUSA Board of Directors
The Board of OrigamiUSA presents the 2018 Michael Shall Volunteer Award to Mark Kennedy.
by Richard Alexander, diagrams by Michael LaFosse
Not only does Richard Alexander share his diagrams for Kanji the Dog, but he and Michael LaFosse also present us with an instructional video and a printout of Kanji you can fold to celebrate Lunar New Year of the Dog!
Tuan Tu Nguyen shares a series of dogs he designed in celebration of the 2018 Lunar Year of the Dog along with diagrams for a simple reclining dog.
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Nicolas Terry offer members only an opportunity to fold Chien Tim in celebration of Lunar New Year of the Dog: a complex model for those of you seeking a challenge.
by Nobuko Okabe
In celebration of Lunar New Year of the Dog, Nobuko Okabe offers us diagrams for a puppy you can make your own!
Dave shares with us the history of how his foxhound design came about in 1975. The article also includes a video tutorial and diagrams for a running and sitting version of the dog respectively.
In the Lunar calendar, February 16, 2018 launches the Year of the Dog (2/16/18 – 2/4/19). So let's fold some origami dogs. Here's a selection of video tutorials perfect for the occasion. Note: If you are turning 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, this is your year!
While scrolling down on Facebook, an image of a feathered tsuru nestled on the palm of its creator froze my index finger, and I knew I had a new candidate for the ODS series. The best part of it – you will really get to know the guy, since his answers are long and insightful indeed!
Here is a beautiful and realistic poppy from Eric Vigier to help start off the New Year.
When you visit New York City, you will have ample opportunity to fold with OMG-NYC.