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Traditional origami base

This base is named as a "windmill" base because of its shape. This base is very popular when making decorative forms of origami. Once the windmill base's four triangular flaps have been squared into four preliminary folds, it can be used to make much more complex models of origami, such as the kusudama models on the practical lessons. The windmill base is a development of the w-boat base.

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Press the model in the marked point, open out lateral flaps in the directions shown by the arrows.   Open out bottom flaps in the directions shown by the arrows.   Valley fold the top right-hand triangular point up and the bottom left-hand triangular point down, thereby making the traditional windmill form.


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Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov

NOTE: These diagrams are for personal, non-commercial use only, and may not be redistributed or republished in any way without the express written consent of the creator. Please, feel free to fold the origami designs presented here for your own personal amusement and to teach your friends. Please contact us for any desired commercial use.


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