|Origami Christmas Wreath using open frame II units from Tomoko Fuse's book, Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations.|
The first unit/modular origami book that I got was by Tomoko Fuse titled Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations. I love this book. In my mind, I see this book as the "Bible" of unit origami or as the standard for unit and modular origami (probably because its my first and favorite of unit origami books). It has a few more complex models to fold and create, but the vast majority are so simple in the folding and even in the assembling of the models that its easy to pick up and learn.
|A little closer look at the origami Christmas wreath.|
One of the reasons that I love unit origami is that its a lot like playing with building blocks as a kid. All you have to do is learn how to fold the base units, practice a few models to learn how they interlock, maybe try a few variations and then the sky is the limit. I've found a lot of times that if you can think up the shape or structure in your mind, you can build it with unit origami. This book offers so many different type of models and the angles in which they connect that the options are huge. (I plan on posting a great deal of my older pictures that are models from this book.)
The first wreath that I folded with a Christmas theme was a little different, I simply alternated the green and red cubes all the way around. My next idea was to see if I could make one that looked more like a traditional Christmas wreath by using mostly green with a few red to make it look like the typical red bow. I think it worked out quite nicely. The above pictured wreath is actually the third wreath I've folded (including the very first I just mentioned).
Once again, I love Tomoko's book. I highly recommend it, probably my favorite origami book to date. In the next little while I plan on showing some of the other origami Christmas decorations that we use around the house. Until then, enjoy!
Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations: