Origami Projects : Origami Kusudama: Part 4

Origami Projects : Origami Kusudama: Part 4

After we have made all 36 pieces for the Kusudama,
we are going to string them together. This is the order that we are going to string it.
Half of the Kusudama is made up of one single individual piece, a string of six, a ring
– I’m sorry – a ring of six, and a ring of eleven, that is half. The other half is the
same: one, six, eleven. Take your thread and needle, double-thread the thread, take your
individual piece, and pierce your needle right through the base of the piece, right in half,
so that you half four sections on one side, and four sections on the other side. String
your needle through, and string all six in this manner. Two more. Last one. And after
you have done that, push them together loosely, you don’t want them too tight. You don’t want
them too loose either. Hold it together, and tie a knot. I like to tie three square knots.
One more. Take your scissors, cut off the loose ends, and take some glue, and put a
dab of glue right on that knot to ensure that your knot won’t come undone. That is one ring.
So, make a ring of six, make another ring of six, and make two rings of eleven.

26 thoughts on “Origami Projects : Origami Kusudama: Part 4

  1. there's no cutting…
    the glue isn't necessary, in fact i'm making one right now and not using glue at all…
    and there's no tape…

    but i guess you're right since they use it.

  2. well, it can be considered origami, unit origami, just because you ned to use other materials it doesn't mean that is not origami

  3. is there a rule?????
    no, how long have been folding??
    how many years?
    when you have long enogh you'll discober the infinity of creations that tou can do jus by one cut in a diagram, even great origamist have use other materials besides paper, and those materials are just to make an art composition, almost like a collage, or misxing media to creat beutiful esculptures.

  4. it is scuptures yes, but not origami. It's not proper origami if she does it that way, and that is what makes me so mad, that people write it, but don't know anything about it

  5. the thing is that, there is not a written or obligatory rule that states that origami must not une glue, cutting or any other. origami just means paper folding, and those units are folden.

  6. the units are folded properly yes, but the point is that the connection between the units is suppose to hold with locks and pressure, and she doesn't do that, she uses a needle and a thread

  7. that's because that's how is set together, even the japanese do that, it's call kusudama.
    the only ones that do that are the ones creaed by tomoko fuse, all the other tradiotional models need thread, the glue is not necesary , but need and thead is necesary

  8. just because you said so,you don't even have that long doing origami, and now you can decide wheter or not you can use something else!!!
    you firsst hae to discover and feel what origami is really about,not only pretend that you know how it is suposed to be done.

  9. origami isn't nothing you fu**ed ass!
    origami really means paper folding but it is an ancient art from Japan! (9th century after Christ!)

  10. i agree with you but i know one beautyful kusudama where you need only 24 squares of paper (more or less 9×9 cm is ok) and you need nothing else. the segments are joined together with curls so it looks like it is done vrom tiny roses 🙂 so it is also very decorative. 🙂

  11. That's entirely acceptable. However, you should give this great respect because it is by far one of the oldest forms of origami and is a direct ancestor to what is now called "modular origami". Even though it's stringed together, it gave artists the idea that modules of origami can be assembled together to create larger structures.

  12. Well. Modular origami is when you connect bits of paper without materials, and only use the pressure of the paper or lock it together. It doesn't include stringing it together. It's ok to do that, but to call it origami just makes people think that you have done something else with it besides plain folding

  13. Yes correct, but modular origami may never have existed if someone hadn't have thought to string together multiple origami units together to make a larger structure. Origami simply means "to fold paper" which is quite vague. Since this kusudama is made up of origami units it is technically plausible to call it modular. But yes I know its strung together. But since it's hundreds of years old, I think we can let it slide haha

  14. you could think of it as the whole not really being origami origami, but if u look at each piece, each little piece would be considered irgami. It's like sticking a bunch of paper cranes together to make something with glue, that wont really be satisfactory as origami, but each individual crane piece would be origami. 😀

  15. i've tried to string em together, but i have a problem with an eleven one. i really CAN'T string em together, i can't make a circle. what should i do? help asap pls :'(

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