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Spider Lily


Origami Spider Lily

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date:  September, 2011

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Spider Lily Base

Design Reference:

Real Spider Lily


The contrast between the flat, broad petals and the thin filaments at the center of this flower made it a challenging model to fold.  In this design, the thin filaments come from the edge of the paper, and the central stigma is inverted through the center - if the paper were a different color on the reverse side, the stigma would be color-changed.  I decided against this, even though the real one has a green stigma, because back-coating the white tissue paper would have made it thicker than I wanted and would have made the white less pure.