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Origami Brocade Tutorial

By pandacub143
Well this has been on the backburner for a while, but I managed to churn the whole thing out last night! Thanks to :icongluhenhs: and :iconrandomhanziness: for suggesting :)

This is a tutorial on how to fold a Japanese Brocade. It is a six unit origami cube with "frills" as *LoDuris likes to call it :) You'll need six sheets of paper and a little more patience than my previous origami tutorial here: [link] .

A note on assembly. The units are trapezoids with the little triangles at the very end of the arms. These little triangles help the brocade stay together by folding around the corner of the next unit. If you have stiff paper, you shouldn't need any glue - it should hold up on its own.

Watch your creases, line up your edges, and fold confidently!! Precision makes origami work!

Post up what you make when you're done and let me know! Papercrafts unite!

YOU MUST CREDIT this tutorial when you post your deviation. It helps others learn as well as links credit back to the orignal deviation.

With affection,

Etsy: [link]
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Gorgeous-Idiom's avatar
Thank you very Much
jrosethemagnificent's avatar
Nice tutorial! I've made these before and tried doing a 30 unit one yesterday with interesting results.
pandacub143's avatar
You did a fantastic job!
Lord-Sevy's avatar
Oh my god, this is great. I've been looking for a decent tutorial for these, goh! :)
VelvetHeroine's avatar
Oh thank you so much! Here's my result... [link]
CMJ603's avatar
This is lovely! Thanks for the tutorial (:
jmlapuz's avatar
this model reminds me of a quaffle
moth-owl's avatar

Great Tutorial!

I can't wait to see your instructions for the 12 and 30 unit model. I've been looking for this everywhere!
ichigo240's avatar
i made the 30 unit 1 but i hav a prob how can i use multiple colors like the 6 unit 1
ichigo240's avatar
this is 1 of my favs and i can do it in my sleep and i love it thank u 4 the name i forgot it and 100000 thums up on the diagram
I love this thing

30 unit model :)
pandacub143's avatar
that looks fantastic!
Hina-no-Namida's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! I made my first brocade using this tutorial and eventually made a mini version of it. ^-^ If you'd like to see it here's the link: [link]
alena-light's avatar
Nice tutorial - simple and straightforward.
Thanks a lot!
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Loucife's avatar
Definitely putting this in my collection for later use ;) I made one of these awhile ago but I forgot how to fold them :( I'll try once I hit the holidays :boogie:
allmidori's avatar
:O this looks awesome. I'm faving so I can try it! looks intense. ^^ Thanks.
rinfey's avatar
This looks really fun! I wanna try! But first gotta go buy some paper :P
pandacub143's avatar
just use regular paper and make squares! Don't buy anything fancy until you've tried it at least once :)
rinfey's avatar
Alright! Thank you so much! :hug:
taeliac's avatar
This is so cool!

I really want to try my hand at origami - I think this is more advanced than a n00b should try, but very easy to follow!
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