The Fold 2020

Issue 60, September–October, 2020

A simple, decorative modular — best made from heavy, smooth paper — that slides to changes shape.
A nicely piggish dollar-bill design.
“Origami Fun and Games” features fun models for folders at every level. Learn more about this selection of models from Marc Kirschenbaum.

Issue 59, July–August, 2020

Two hieroglyphs from Anita’s Egyptian origami series.
An attractive new book from “the queen of stars.”
This simple pear with leaves can be modified to make other fruits.
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Michael La Fosse named this splendid butterfly for Wendy Zeichner, the CEO of OrigamiUSA, in appreciation of her work as an origami ambassador.
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An elegant two-fold module is assembled with just one additional fold into a neat ring with a strong lock.
A striking origami representation of Tehran’s iconic Freedom Tower.
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An enticing candy dish used by the author to hold wedding candies.
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By Shriram Patki
The inspiration for this origami design was the face of Lord Ganesha (the Indian elephant god). Ganesha is also known as Ekadanta, which means The One-Tusked.
Clover Heart 4 is the fourth and final model in a series of Clover Hearts published in consecutive issues of The Fold. This one has the proportionately smallest clover.
A book of charming animals for the advanced folder who enjoys acrobatic moves.

Issue 58, May–June, 2020

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.
Grab 8 squares to start folding this wonderful modular star.
by Christiane Bettens (Mélisande)
A tato — created to honor healthcare workers — that can be transformed into a twist box with a few additional folds.
Design and text by Sampreet Manna, vectorized diagrams by Sara Adams
Diagrams for a house and heart model. This house even includes two windows and a door.
Diagrams for a marvelously natural-looking Sand Dollar folded from a circle.
Another house and heart design. This one can double as a corner bookmark.
by Rochelle Mazze
The story of a Minnesota nonprofit that uses origami and other arts and crafts to to engage and delight children.
Design and diagrams by Meenakshi Mukerji, text by Sara Adams
Learn to fold Clover Heart 3, the third in a series of designs by Meenakshi Mukerji.
This storygami model was created for a wedding. In the end, a heart in a house is revealed when the model is held against the light.
An easy-to-fold and fun-to-spin top based on the traditional Fortune Teller.
A heart and home model that’s more challenging than most, accompanied by an instructional video.

Issue 57, March–April, 2020

In the spirit of the #stayhome initiative, a popular origami theme has been the combination of a house and a heart. Here is an overview of such models.
Another heart with a house inside. This version even has a chimney.
An attractive box that makes good use of both sides of the paper and is easy to fold.
An elegant pomegranate that starts life as a triangle.
Learn how to fold a heart decorated with a clover. Or take it a step further and fold the clover into Shuzo Fujimoto’s hydrangea.
A box with a raised square — or a heart — on top. It was inspired by Thoki Yenn's Crossed Box Pleat.
Another lovely variation on the heart and home theme, this time by Reza Sarvi from Iran.
Learn how to fold this standing house with heart by downloading diagrams or watching a video tutorial.
Learn how to fold this simple house with a heart by downloading diagrams.
Nothing is known about the construction of the Great Sphinx of Giza, but you can construct your own sphinx out of paper, thanks to Anita Barbour.
A cheerful rodent that seems to have been caught mid-jump.
This flipper alternates between a man and a fish in two color combinations. Sy provides us with a story, but you can invent your own.
by Jane Rosemarin
Here's a little-known traditional lily that starts from a bird base, along with a newly-designed, simple lily leaf.

Issue 56, January–February, 2020

A double-sided spiral diamond from one sheet of paper. Sy Chen based this design on his earlier two-tone diamond, which appears on the OrigamiUSA website. Links to both models are in the article.
An endearing wet-folded mouse with teeth for the Year of the Rat (or sometimes Mouse).
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by Francesco Mancini
Valentine’s day is coming, and if you like origami hearts and you’re also into modulars, you can follow the diagrams and fold a Two of Hearts modular.
A crease pattern and notes for folding a delightful heart with a color-change clover. Designed by Meenakshi Mukerji, it's a confluence of the works of Shuzo Fujimoto and Francis Ow. The clover can be extended into Fujimoto's Hydrangea as well as most designs that start with a four-sink base or crossed box pleat.
Why go to a CDO convention? It could be for the folding games.
by Laura Rozenberg. Translated from Spanish by James Buschman
A review of a book on the role of folding in mathematics, art and philosophy, and its struggle for recognition through the centuries.
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A harmful hazard warning sign that makes good use of the color change technique.
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by Sharon Turvey
A modular recycling symbol by Sharon Turvey that can easily be made from recycled paper or junk mail, but it's worth folding from any paper.