The Fitful Flog

December 16, 2006

Origami Rose Nation, Rising!

O3 Rose Flag

A Chad Stewart from some place Southern writes in to say, “Hey, y’all! where’s the phreakin’ diagrams?”

Em. Haven’t made them yet. We will, but we’re still waiting for understanding to take place. (Ours, that is; yours will come later.)

Of course, if the world stopped every time we didn’t understand something, we’d still be negotiating with Khrushchev. Here’s a slightly improved Crease Pattern for your experimentation pleasure.

After I drew this, I realized this model has up and down to deal with. Okay, this is the underside of the rose you’re looking at, and the spiral will come towards you as you twist it, to form the top of the stem. The other side of the paper will be surface of the petals — no lines showing.

I’m not positive this CP is 100% accurate, but we’ll see. It’s the side locking that’s the real tricky part.

Here are some other shots:

O³ Rose 0.8, Side
O³ Rose 0.8, Bottom
O³ Rose 0.8, Top

11 Responses to “Origami Rose Nation, Rising!”

  1. 1
    Lorenzo Marchi Says:

    The flag lacks of a 3 in the upper right corner 😛
    great model Philip, I’ll surely give it a try when I have some free time!

  2. 2
    Larry Gould Says:

    What a gorgeous rose! I’ve folded 2-3 varieties, but have never seen yours. Where can I find the diagrams? thanks

  3. 3
    oschene Says:

    Hey Larry,

    There are any diagrams yet — kind of what the post is about. There may be in future. In the meantime, you might want to try the crease pattern, linked above.

    And, given your IP address, I feel a slight bit odd in telling you, you need to start from a circle with a Pentagon *cough* inscribed in it. You can find the directions for that right here.

  4. 4
    Sergio Says:

    i just loved this model, ill try your cp. i believe that the dashed lines are mountain folds and the dash-doted valeys right? weel i guess ill find it out anyway. gratz on ur website!

  5. 5
    oschene Says:

    Other way around. Thanks!

  6. 6
    aneli Says:

    GAH!!!! i got it until the locking part… 🙂

    then again… everything up to that point is pretty self explanatory… :/

  7. 7
    Ana Carolina Says:

    Lovely flower!!!! It’s a pity I can’t do from the cp…

  8. 8
    cullen Says:

    I think I met you at origaMIT convention.
    I LOVE this model. simple(ish) and it really looks like a rose.

  9. 9
    oschene Says:

    More ish than simple, I think. But go for it.

  10. 10
    Mapz Says:

    Looking forward for the diagrams, beautiful. roses indeed.

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    lara Says:

    how do i even start this? I’m new to origami, but want to be able to make this rose…

    help please!

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