Hi everyone! spring seems to have just in Germany, and I hope many of you out there are also able to enjoy a bit more sun after the winter. Easter last week was still mixed with snow and hail, but it did not dampen our moods. We even managed to do an egg hunt outside. :) I also took the opportunity to share online some personal news on a special little one that's not quite ready to hatch - I'm happily expecting my third son! He's due in 10 weeks, so we're pretty excited already! You can also see a 3D ultrasound pic on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happyfolding/posts/10156514342175864 or on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamsSara/community I'm sharing this with all of you, not just because it is obviously super important to me, but also because it will likely impact my uploads in the coming months. But no worries, I do plan to continue making origami videos for you, and if I skip a weekly video here or there, there's always plenty of videos I posted in the past that you can revisit.
Having said that, I do have lots of new videos to announce today. :) 1. Modular "Hex Wheel" bi Ira Fine As of today, there's a tutorial for a wonderful, geometric modular designed by Ira Fine available. It features the "Hex Wheel" or Hexa-Octahedron. Even more, though, you can fold other wire-frame models with just minor adjustments. For example, by changing the 120 degree angle used in some of the modules to 135 degrees, and folding some additional modules, you can get an Octa Wheel instead. So I hope you don't just enjoy the tutorial, but also explore other structures and experiment a bit. Picture of my fold: https://www.happyfolding.com/gallery-fine-hex_wheel Time-lapse: https://youtu.be/-MJI94vCMRI or https://www.happyfolding.com/animation-fine-hex_wheel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/0MfqrMi294I or https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-fine-hex_wheel Thanks to Ira for sharing this fold with me, and for letting me make this tutorial for all of you! Also check out Ira's Flickr stream https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunmaid1 which includes many beautiful folds, including some fantastic ones of the Hex Wheel and variants with other angles. 2. Silent Tutorials for an origami exhibit There is currently an origami exhibit "Kannste knicken?" ("Can you fold?") at the Phänomenta Flensburg, a science museum that concentrates on inviting visitors to explore and experiment themselves. You can find out more here: http://www.phaenomenta-flensburg.de/zusatzangebote/kannste-knicken/ - and in case you're in the area: on April 14th starting at 1pm a bunch of members from Origami Deutschland will join the exhibit and help visitors fold some models. To enable visitors to give origami a go throughout, I produced some silent tutorials for simple models. These are also part of the exhibit to encourage people to try and fold something. If you don't have the opportunity to visit the exhibit itself, you can at least get a glimpse of the interactive part by taking a look at the videos online: Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzWZXuW4WQWCwChaPXaStiGFvqNqKXKs3 Videos on happyfolding: https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-crane https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-triangular_pyramid https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-froebel_square_1 https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-froebel_square_2 https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-froebel_square_3 https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-froebel_square_4 https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-tutorial-froebel_square_5 The models were selected to for one complement an exhibit of 1000 cranes (classic), and to provide models that visitors can attach to a magnetic board (self-adhesive magnets are provided) and rearrange to form different patterns. The exhibition organiser happily shared with me that many hundreds of sheets of paper were folded in the first days already, and I saw first pictures that show the colourful results, too. So I'm really happy I could contribute in this way! 3. Daffodil (Assia Brill) For Easter, I posted a tutorial for Assia's beautiful daffodil (or narcissus). It's of course a wonderful model all year round, but I think it's especially nice to fold to welcome spring. Especially in case winter's not quite ready to go in your part of the world yet, perhaps fold a few to brighten up the room. Or celebrate the first blooming flowers with some paper ones to bring that spring feeling inside, too. Picture of my fold: https://www.happyfolding.com/gallery- brill_assia-daffodil Time-lapse: https://youtu.be/xVGDlMvwa2c or https://www.happyfolding.com/instructions-brill-daffodil Tutorial: https://youtu.be/uz6SENB-Lqg or https://www.happyfolding.com/animation-brill-daffodil Diagrams: https://brilliantorigami.com/diagrams/#jp-carousel-1479 Thanks again to Assia and Dave for their wonderful work, which I continue to immensely enjoy over the years. Assia's daffodil has been a favourite of mine for many years, so it was a special pleasure to make a video for it now. And with that I wish you all a great weekend and, of course, as always, happy folding! -- Sara