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A Dozen Red Origami Roses

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Step 3: Folding the rose

This rose was designed by origami theorist Toshikazu Kawasaki.

Start with a sheet of A4 paper, and cut the paper into a square. I used a 17cm square as I found 21cm (width or A4 was too large), and 13cm (recommended by bloom4ever) was too difficult to fold.

I will not go through each folding step as there is numerous resources already available:
I used the bloom4ever instructions for the most part. Even though step 25 is broken into steps, I could not work out how to perform the 'twist' maneuver.

This YouTube video saved my life, big credit to the producer.


I have included my own version of the tricky part. It should also help.

Make as many rose heads as required.
 
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cwix093 years ago
which rose pattern are you using on the bloom4ever website?
=3 cwix093 years ago
I think he is using the standard rose.
cwix09 =33 years ago
thanks equal sign three..
but valentines day was a couple days ago lol....
i figured it out though! :D
Aisha's roses.jpg
=3 cwix093 years ago
Lol, I never look at the dates/times. I'm sorry D: But good job at figuring it out. Took me 6 months to finally figure out how to "Square off" the rose. O_O :D
cwix09 =33 years ago
"O_O" is right
holy cow lol
i thought it took me along time to get it
like 4 and a half hours toiling away at it lol
persistence is key!
Come on.....

It's not that hard (or maybe i'm just good at folding).

I did a jewelry rose:

http://www.bloom4ever.com/jewelry_rose.php

Didn't even need a video. Just follow the instructions
i spent ages trying again and again to do the twist, and kept getting it wrong until i finally worked out that the rose folds outwards rather than inwards. if you're having trouble at step 25, instead of bringing axis x up to axis y with the paper folding up towards you, try and do it so that the paper folds out away from you, and it works! i love these roses - thanks for these instructions!
hoverfrog4 years ago
Well I now have a screwed up ball of paper.  Unfortunately I can't see how the paper is twisted at the 3 min 20 sec mark.  Oh well.
blueevil4 years ago
nices :D
ppprfldr4 years ago
i need a video for the pajarita.com instructions, any body, please help!
stevenh4294 years ago
worst video ever
OMG!! I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Jannis4 years ago
Go to http://www.bloom4ever.com/howto/howto01.php and follow the steps. Its explained very good. Except for one very difficult step. THEREFORE you will need the youtube video. It helps :-)
greetz
okay, I was lost after the first three minutes of that video. All it was doing was folding in half a bunch of times i cant remember.
lilbios4 years ago
after 3 minutes.. I get really confused
bleachyum5 years ago
gah i'm still confused!!! i'm getting frustrated so easily.... i don't understand how'd you get that fold line... and what doyou do with the rest??
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