6-Point Folding Pattern


  1. Fold origami paper in half diagonally.
  2. Fold in half again.
  3. Fold right third over centre third.
  4. Fold left third over centre OR flip paper over, fold right third or centre.
  5. Cut of excess paper points.
  6. Cut design.


5 comments:

  1. Starting here to do this week's project! Do I have to free hand the design after I do this folding?

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    1. You can - but you don't have to. Each week's template image can be printed at actual size and traced, or else a printable of all of January's designs will be available at the end of month.

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  2. In step 3 above how does one decide how much is 1/3? I feel like I'm missing something. Does one measure it out with a ruler?

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    1. Hi Jasmine, it's an approximation that can take some practice. Gently fold over the first third, adjusting the width until it looks about right before firmly creasing.

      You can measure it out, if desired, though that's a little complicated to explain:
      - The top edge of the folded triangle (fig 2) will be 15cm if you're using standard 15cm (6") wide origami paper.
      - The top edges of the 3 thirds will be approx 5.5cm / 4cm / 5.5cm.
      - To measure the thirds, I would start by marking the centre of the top edge (7.5cm from either side. Then make a mark 2 cm to the left of the centre mark. Fold the right third over to meet that mark. Then fold the left third.
      - Use small marks on the top edge rather than full lines as the small mark will likely be cut off and will not be visible after cutting the final design.

      Hope that helps. As I said, I never measure, just fold what looks to be about 1/3.

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