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Origami Décor Series

Kusudama - Magic Spheres

by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov

Publisher: Oriland.com
Publication Date: 2009/10/24
ISBN: 978-0-9811902-9-7

Product Format: e-Book (PDF)
Contents: 17 origami-designs
Pages: 36

Size: 15 MB


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KUSUDAMA - MAGIC SPHERES is a book from Origami Décor Series by Oriland authors that will teach you step-by-step how to make origami magic in creating these delightful paper spheres called Kusudama! Add the charm of origami to your home - hang these beautiful paper spheres in a special place where you live or work to create a unique atmosphere. Originated in old Japan, Kusudama is a decorative paper ball usually made of several modules, each folded from paper in the pure origami style, that are connected together with or without glue to form an attractive sphere.

Do-It-Yourself – fold wonderful kusudama models; some traditional models and the original designs by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov - Jasmine Sphere, Kusudama ‘Pendant’, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Pendant’, Kusudama ‘Roses’, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Roses’, Kusudama ‘Star’, Himalayan Blue Poppies Sphere, Tsuru Tama, Lantern-like Tsuru Tama, Fairy Wings Sphere and Chinese Dogwood Sphere. Along with kusudama designs, some of the modules can be independent models you can fold - Jasmine Flower, 2-Module Pendant, Pendant ‘Rose’, 4- and 8-Pointed Stars, Fairy Wings Flower and Chinese Dogwood Flower. Adapt the color and scale to make holiday decorations with these kusudama designs. Whether it is your shower, wedding reception, or birthday party – kusudama spheres will bring a magical touch to your event.

As a great addition this book offers authors’ article ‘Magic of Kusudama’, which will tell you a story about Kusudama, shedding light on how they were used in the ancient Japan and how Kusudama designs keep their charm till now. There are 140 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with comments, placed on 36 pages that will guide you through folding the 17 original origami designs of the Oriland style. The 'Origami Symbols' section is explaining international origami symbols to help you to read diagrams for folding. The models are ranging from simple to intermediate level of folding as shown by stars in the book and are good for the novice and the expert alike.

For your convenience, each article in this eBook (PDF file) is bookmarked for quick and easy access! Hope you will enjoy the book with all the presented designs, shown in every detail through vector and photo-diagrams. Happy folding!


Contents: Jasmine Sphere, Jasmine Flower, Kusudama ‘Pendant’, 2-Module Pendant, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Pendant’, Kusudama ‘Roses’, Pendant ‘Rose’, Lantern-like Kusudama ‘Roses’, Kusudama ‘Star’, Four- and Eight-Pointed Stars, Himalayan Blue Poppies Sphere, Tsuru Tama, Lantern-like Tsuru Tama, Fairy Wings Sphere, Fairy Wings Flower, Chinese Dogwood Sphere, Chinese Dogwood Flower. (Note, the book cover is not showing all the models.)


Kusudama – Magic Spheres. Origami Decor Series. Copyright © 2009 by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. For information, address info [at] oriland.com

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Note: Please, feel free to fold the origami designs presented on Oriland website and in Oriland publications for your own personal amusement and to teach your friends, but please contact us for any desired commercial use.


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