Mother’s Day Origami Instructions: “Just Twist” Twirl (Krystyna Burczyk)

Mother’s Day Origami Instructions: “Just Twist” Twirl (Krystyna Burczyk)


In this video I’m going to show you
how to fold a twirl made out of 10
“Just Twist” modules. It’s a design by Krystyna Burczyk and I hope you’ll enjoy it. For this you will need 10 sheets of paper. They’re not square, but
actually half a square. So prepare some squares and
then cut them right on the diagonal. Then you’ll get the sheets
you actually need. If you want a model that
looks quite symmetrical it will be important that you
twirl them quite similarly. You can see I used two colors. One color for the inside modules,
and one for the outside ones. I made quite strong twirls in one case and much less strongly
in the other case. It’s a matter of taste which you prefer. I think these two are
quite high extremes. You can’t twirl much less than this –
else the model will fall apart. And there’s a limit to
how much you can twirl and still put together the modules. For this sized finishing model I used squares with a side length of
9cm (3.5 inches). Then the model has a height of
about 5cm (2 inches) and a diameter of – this one has a diameter of
7.5cm (3 inches), and this one has a diameter of
9cm (3.5 inches), so the diameter will lie somewhere
inbetween these values. So let’s get started. You will find it quite useful
to have a chopstick ready. Try to get one that’s relatively round. That will make twirling much easier. You can try not using a chopstick,
if you like. I’ll also show you a quick way of making strong twirls by
slightly dampening the paper. By the way, paper choice is
quite important for this model.
Do not use thin paper. The paper I am using
is slightly thicker. This is card printing paper, so it’s a bit heavier (~200gsm),
and the model really needs that slight heaviness to the paper. I’m sure you could use
even heavier paper. One problem with heavy paper is that when you try to bend it it will easily form creases,
rather than just having a round shape. We’ll soon see why that matters. Now let’s take the first sheet. We’ll only add one small crease. If you look at a finished module you’ll see that initial triangle, just like this one I have here. You don’t have to call it origami “creating beatiful flowers”
is ok, too. We are going to make a small pinch right in the middle, so we know where the middle of that length is. We want the modules to be
quite symmetrical, so having the center marked
will be quite helpful. Now we’re going to take this chopstick and run it along the paper,
like this. You will see that the paper
curls a bit. This side isn’t curled, and
that side is curled a bit. Then you do the same thing
on the other side. First on one side, then
rotate like so, and then curl the other side. You are not creating any creases, but making a curve. You’ll see that this curve forms
an S-shape. All of the modules need to have
the same S-shape. I’m right-handed, so I always
curl the left side, and then again, the left side. If you’re left-handed, you may
prefer to do it the other way around. Now take this tip and also round it a bit. We’re now going to round
this tip a bit more, and then we’ll work on these two twirls. If you do the twirls first,
working on the top is a bit harder. I think Krystyna does it
the other way around She has a lot of practice
and very nimble fingers. It’s amazing to watch her work. I’m now twirling the tip around
the chopstick and then moving the paper
so that it moves along the chopstick. Be careful if your chopstick gets
thinner in the front. You don’t want to get a crooked twirl which is stronger on one side. Then roll the tip a bit between your fingers. Try not to create any creases. This twirl is now strong enough. The paper is bent
in this direction so we’re going to twirl
in that direction We’ll use this tip as a reference. Twirl it inside, so that the tip lies at about 2/3 of the whole angle. If this is half, that’s about 2/3.
Aim for 2/3. Then start twirling.
Use the chopstick. It makes it easier to have
that as a reference. Twirl the tip up until
you hit the pinch mark you made. Then roll the paper as before. The chostick doesn’t move,
you move the paper around it
to mold the paper around the chopstick. Then you’ve got a nice,
strong twirl. If you use quite light paper the paper will unroll again. If you use heavy paper, it will
memorize this shape. So if the paper doesn’t stay
in this shape my guess is that you are
using too light paper or you didn’t roll
the paper long enough. Rolling the paper makes
the paper fibers bend. We do not want to create creases. If you crease, you break fibers. But if you bend the paper,
the fibers don’t break. The paper stays strong that way. We want the paper to stay in this shape. Then turn it around and
do the same thing again. Aim for about 2/3. Try to use the same angle for
all your modules. Then the finished model
will look symmetrical. Roll the paper again. Twirl until you are happy
with the shape. Then your first module is all done. Now make 9 more modules. Always be careful that always twirl in the same direction. Else you cannot assemble them. I always curl the top point while the central tip points to the right. Then curl the top. You don’t need much
practice for this model. So do give it a try. You have to be careful
not to break the paper, though. You can also roll the twirl
on the table, if you like. Try to get a straight twirl. Finish the second twirl module. All modules look the same. Both the red and the
cream-colored ones here are exactly the same. The inside modules should
all have a very similar angle, as well as the outside ones. So if some of the modules
are a bit off try to select similar ones for the inside,
and similar ones for the outside. Hopefully there’ll be about 5 which are similar in each case. You can see right here that the angles look quite similar. If you look at this line and you move it over it’s almost the same.
Here, again, this line is in about the same angle. That’s exactly what you want. The twirls are also on the same side,
which is also important. The tip can point in either direction. Now proceed with the other sheets. I’ve prepared 5 modules
of each color. But here’s another quick tip. If you use relatively heavy paper,
you might find that when you twirl the paper there will be very small creases on it. That’s because it’s hard
to curl the paper. Even when you fold heavy paper it often won’t be one neat crease,
but many smaller ones. Try folding card board to
see what I mean. Or you might want to make quite
strong twirls. This strong, for example. The modules have very strong twirls
in this completed model. So here’s the trick,
we’ll use some water. Paper has fibers and if you soak them with water,
then the fibers turn soft. Then it’s easier to bend them,
rather than break them. So put a bit of water
on your finger tip. Then apply it to the paper to
dampen the paper. If you want a strong twirl,
also apply water to the other side. Don’t use too much water, only
dampen the paper. Now the paper bends much more easily. The paper will feel softer. If you dampen it too much,
the paper will tear very easily. Now roll the paper carefully Hold it in that position
and let it dry a bit. You can roll it between your fingers,
but it shouldn’t be necessary. Even though the paper isn’t dry yet,
let’s have a look. Can you see the round twirl?
There are no creases. It’s also a stronger twirl than
the one on the other module. The twirl will also stay tighter,
it is more stable. Don’t twirl the modules much
more than this, else it will be hard to assemble them. I’ve got some dry-folded modules ready,
so let’s assemble these. You have to decide which color you want
in the inside and the outside now. I’ll use cream for the inside. We’ll put the modules together by
putting the twirls into each other. The tips also need to point in the
same direction. If you unroll the twirls
to put them together and then roll them together again the twirls will be much weaker. It memorizes that you unrolled it. So instead take this chopstick and put it into one of the twirls
and stir in the direcion of the twirls to bring them together. You can take the inner or outer twirl. Be careful that the tip
points in the same direction. This is a bit tricky for the
inside modules. You can also try to push them
inside each other. Take one module and push it inside from the top. For the outside modules
the chopstick is really helpful, though. Insert another module. The first module uncurled a bit, so I’ll remove it again.
There’s nothing wrong with that. This isn’t twirled as strongly
as I’d like. Strengthen the twirls again. You can call this folding,
if you say that folding is changing the memory of the paper. Then push the module back inside. Be careful that the tip is always
pointing in the right direction. Turn the module so that
the tips point in the same direction. Now the inside modules are assembled. Now take an outside module and let the tip point outside. Now connect the module like this. There’s a twirl on this side,
and on the other side you can’t push in the twirl
from the top. So we can use a chopstick
to help us. Stir it in the direction
of the twirl. Then add the next module,
letting the tip point outside. Then roll the twirls together. The less tight your twirls are the easier it is to put
the modules together and the more easily they will fall
apart again, too. I didn’t do very strong twirls mostly because it’s easier to
demonstrate how to put them together. It’s a bit harder,
if you have quite strong twirls. This will be the case if
you use the wet-folding technique. Add the last module. Always ensure that the tip
points to the outside. And then your flower – your twirl made out of 10 “Just Twist” modules designed by Krystyna Burczyk
is all done. I hope you enjoyed this video. Why don’t you make one for Mother’s Day?

99 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Origami Instructions: “Just Twist” Twirl (Krystyna Burczyk)

  1. Nice vid, and I like the talking. I don't really like the vids where there is no verbal instruction or insight. BUT – I am not a metric system guy. I have tried to do some internet searching but I can't find a conversion for 200 gsm paper. What poundage does that convert to? I bought some 65# card stock…is that about right?

  2. learn to mute your videos or turn down the volume instead of demanding the person providing you with free turtorials to not talk.

  3. if you need something that's round like a chopstick, but does not narrow at the end, wouldnt you just use a pencil? Cheap dollar store pencils are often completely round and I dont think ive ever came across a chopstick that doesnt narrow towards the end..

  4. scrapbook paper works awesome!! oh yea and a mechanical pencil cus they tend to be thinner than a pencil..

  5. Maybe instead of commenting pointlessly at her to speed the process up, which isn't going to happen cause it isn't a live cam…it's a video. Yelling at videos doesn't do anything. 😛

  6. blah blah blah information information INFORMATION i dont care about the information i just care about the steps jeez

  7. gosto de origami e depois que faço no papel tambem faço no tecido,e com certeza farei esta flor que ficou linda , parabens pelo seu trabalho ,e pela sua explicação

  8. a good video goes straight to the point.. just saying for some improvement.. if out intention is to educate we talk about necessary 🙂

  9. Yo, just a heads up: for all the really impatient people like me who just came here to see how to do the modules, jump straight to 8:48.

  10. Speak less !!! In fact don't speak at all.! It was too long , it's very simple to do there's no need for voice instructions.

  11. Awesome Thanks Congratulations for your nicehands Preciosa idea precious idea from Caracas Venezuela

  12. is it better to use big head and small tail chopstick to make the twirls or straight all the way chopstick?? the circle made, is it same size all the way??

  13. very loooooooooooooooooong video u can cut half of this video away , anyway the final shape is really nice 😀

  14. Thank you Sara I'll try this now :), I just finished the fir tree ( wich gave me a headache xD and ended up hating it haha) but I'll try this next for my mom, thanks for the vid Sara!

  15. Awesome 🙂 you did a great job, thank you for sharing your talents with us, your tutorial was very informative and easy to follow… Your step by step instructions makes it so much easier than those that just spit it out in 5 minutes and you cant understand what they did…. Good Job!!!!!

  16. This is so beautiful and the tutorial is exceptional.  It was done so calmly and so relaxed.  Thank you for sharing.  A great mother's Day or birthday addition.

  17. diooos pero que lento explica, el video pudo durar 4 minutos cuando mucho, es muy buen origami pero muy estresante de ver¡¡¡
    god but slow explains, the video could last four minutes at most, origami is very good but very stressful to see.

  18. #myfirst Twist was the first video I saw of yours. It's a perfect video for those of us that are still very new to origami.

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