Butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse

These butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse can be found in “Origami Papillons”, ISBN 9788861125759 edtition White Star. This kit includes many amazing models, but the diagrams are the most confusing ever (it sends you from page to page and it’s a miracle if you manage to have the colors you wanted at the end) and the paper included in the kit doesn’t fold well.

This “Machaon Alexander” (p 36) is folded from Hologram chiyogami paper (Daiso) 15 cm. I love the curved tail of the wings!

The “Machaon Alexander” at the bottom left is made of kraft double-sided paper (yes, it is my favorite model of the book). The “Origamido Butterfly” on the right is folded from Daiso Traditional Japanese paper.

This collection of Machaons (all made from MarpaJansen Mandala 20 cm) was an order from my sister, she’ll make a board with them I think. This paper doesn’t fold so well, the creases are very visible and don’t allow mistakes – but the pattern is gorgeous :)

The I-Ching Wheel, by Michael G. LaFosse


This model is by Michael G. LaFosse, I got it in a Geometric Origami Kit offered by my sister (the models are mostly good, but the paper texture is bad and creases leave white marks). Each module is quite easy to fold, the assembly is straightforward too, but I find it really hypnotizing to fold – I’ve made it many times :)


It reminds me of chidren water wheels that I’ve always been fond of.


There are other pretty models in the kit, but I have no photos of them yet, so maybe in another article :)


The papers of the pictured wheels are 15cm and 7,5 cm squares.