Explanation of Basic Folds


In this first attempt I am posting five pages of diagrams concerning the basic folds in origami. I am planning to make animations in the distant future to provide even better explanations. To be able to read PDF-files, download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not have it already.

Please note that these diagrams are free only for personal and educational uses. For any other kind of usage (publishing) please ask my permission. Thank you in advance, and happy learning!

Download Folds.pdf (74 Kbytes)

which includes:
  • Valley fold
  • Mountain fold
  • Fold and unfold
  • Pleat
  • Rabbit ear
  • Swivel fold
  • Reverse fold
  • Crimp
  • Squash fold
  • Petal fold
  • Spread squash fold
  • Open sink
  • Closed sink
  • Wrap

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Author: Peter Budai

Last updated: 20. January 2002.
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