100 thoughts on “Origami Tessellation Instructions: Clover Folding by Shuzo Fujimoto

  1. It's conceptually the same. I'll think about maybe showing the slight differences for the further stages. Mostly, though, it's just a patience exercise. Each new stage takes about as much time as all the ones before taken together.

  2. This is one of the first tessellations I did (still want to by the book by Eric Gjerde you talked about).

    Shuzo Fujimoto seems to have many interesting tessellations though. Do you know of any books either by him, or containing his work? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think you need to start with … 40 divisions, rather than 16 in the beginning. Other than that, you just have to repeat the steps over and over. The 4th stage is only slightly different to the 3rd stage (as shown in this video), and from there on the steps really are all the same. Note though, that every extra stage you add takes about as much time as all the stages put together before. So a model with 4 stages takes twice as long as one as 3 stages, and 7 stages takes about 16 times as long.

  4. I used a 19.5cm square of pergamyn for the 7-level clover folding shown in the "Origami Tessellations" video. So the grid creases are about 5mm apart.

  5. you should try to make an oragami model of your own, then maybe show us how to make it, or just show it to us…

  6. @OrigamiTime For 5 stages you need to start with 28 divisions. The rule is: (6 * no of stages) – 2

  7. @TheOrigamiO I usually find it hard to answer if now question is asked. Else I'd be posting lots of comments just saying "Hi", which isn't *that* interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. I didn't quite understand in video what you said about making more than 3 stages, so, I wanted to know what is the principle to making more stages?

  9. @bonebreakboy Try checking my website: happyfolding(dot)com/gallery-fujimoto-7_stage_clover_folding – maybe this will help.

  10. @Lunabug1469 That's quite amazing, I really wouldn't say this is a beginner's model. Well done you for completing one in just 2 hours!

  11. @thescreem34 You can look for pergamyn or glassine in arts and crafts stores.

  12. @trrngrl01 Good to hear this! Re paper selection: I've been thinking about and drafting a new section for my site that will concentrate on where to buy paper. I also wanted to link to pictures of models that I folded from that paper (and link from those image pages back to the paper description/sources page). Does this match with what you're looking for? I haven't completed my draft yet, and it will need some time to put this into place. Unfortunately, time is scarce right now. ๐Ÿ™

  13. @trrngrl01 Well, paper weight is not the only aspect. It's about the crispness of the paper, whether it breaks easily, how thick it is (rather than heavy), stuff like that. I think it's actually better to say "this paper works" and make some remarks on which properties it has. I fear just paper weight would be misleading. — As to tessellations from heavier paper: I have folded some from elephant hide (110 gsm), and this leads to really nice results.

  14. Our Family has been doing Origami our whole life since we were little girls. I found your tutorial on this tessellation and I am so stoked! I have rekindled my love for folding!

  15. @darthsion71 You can do the precreasing in whatever way you like – as long as the creases are in the same places. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. @kindercollecter2 I'm just explaining in that step. Continue watching and check where I add creases if that's better to see. I basically always fold my blintz grids like that and get great precision with it. I guess it's about practice, not the technique itself.

  17. all i got was a wad of paper…

    THAT LOOKS TOTALLY AWESOME!!! My very first tessellation was the water bomb tessellation video you made, this is my second.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. @julianrafael99 I'll probably post a video on how to make more levels. I've gotten so many queries on this! I'm not sure when, though.

  19. if i want to vary it.I have to crease to the center again the crease you've made at 2:40 and make a 32 division grid?

  20. @MrEllinas21 What do you mean by vary? If you want more stages, please check happyfolding(dot)com and search for "clover folding". In the page to the 7-stage tessellations there's some advice on how to proceed.

  21. @AdamsSara I did it with 7 stages and I want to post a video showing how to do it.
    Can I make a video showing how to make more than 3 levels or i have to ask for permission to the author?
    please respond

    (my english is very bad)

  22. I'm so stuck at minute 20:00!! T_T This is so frustrating!! XO This one is even more difficult to fold than the hydrangea. But I still like the hydrangea better, though both tessellations look really cool =)

  23. OK, so finally I was able to figure it out!! Well, not really, but I don't know how I managed to do that last part XD It looks really beautiful =) I'm off to fold another one ^^

  24. @AdamsSara great video, in your latest tutorial you show the "open" variety of this model, can you show how to do that?

  25. That was so hard. I am running before I can walk I think.

    I bought Eric Gjerde book. Makes so little sense. I need to see demonstrations. Your demos help very much to understand what he is talking about.

  26. When I did this after doing the original collapse I ended up with a diamond on the other side and not square. So I made a snowball instead.

  27. Compliments for your tutorials. I appreciate your effort of making our attempts easier. You are so precise and your explanations are very aimed.
    Though I suppose that it must to be extremely patient :). I will try it. I want to start learning about tessellation…it's an impressive work! Your videos inspired me!

  28. There are very few origami tutorials that I would recommend and yours is one of them my other two favorites are tadashimori and jonakashima

  29. Thanks for your tutorial and your patience ! I have spent about 2 hours folding this model and I have finally succeeded ๐Ÿ™‚ Like some others, the step beginning at 19:40 is quite tricky : I've been folding and unfolding my work so many times until I finally get your move. (though I hadn't met difficulty for the first collapse…)
    In the end, I'm so amazed by the beautiful result : such possibilities in a single sheet of paper ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work and thanks again for sharing.

  30. It's a great model and a good tutorial but she talks too slowly and it gets quite boring. Also, I think you should speed it up for the repeats and the pre-creases. The black lines are really off-putting too.

  31. Thank you for the video. My first try and I did it. I am amazed that it actually looks like your finished one. Thank you again.

  32. DID it at my first try too!ย and YES, creases are REALLY important.
    ย thank you sarah for the detailed tutorial!(lots of effort in it!)

  33. If you have ever folded the origami fugu by Sipho Mabona, what would be the minimum paper size you'd use?

  34. OMG! A love hate thing with this! I did manage to complete 3 sides serendipitously and had a problem with the last! Anyhow, spent a sleepless night thinking where I went wrong, watched the video again this morning, did the correction, and now I am happier! Finally. Now to try one more and see if I can do it correctly! Thanks, Sara.

  35. I'm pretty sure that this was #myfirst video that I watched. I am a little more advanced folder and was just trying to figure out tesselations when I found your channel. Thank you for all your great videos!

  36. #remake
    I would like to see the remake of this tutorial.
    It's very time consuming & sophisticated but it will be a big big relief after successfully folded it.
    can lost easily in the middle of folding.
    Thanks in advance for the remake & love your tutorials. They make our live wonderful.
    Love you~

  37. I would love to see a #remakeplease!
    It is really a beautiful model, and I had trouble while looking at this video while folding the multi-stage clover!
    Thank you!

  38. #myfirst
    I do not know for sure which of your videos was my very first, but this was definitely one of the ones that inspired me the most! This model brings back so many memories!

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