How to read fabric origami schemes

Modules for origami are made of companion fabrics – relatively speaking, of dark and light fabric. In the schematic drawings presented in this section, the dark material is always at the bottom, and the light material is at the top.

But this does not mean at all that you should strictly follow the proposed option – the dark and light sides of the fabric can be interchanged if you think that the product will benefit from it. In the drawings, diagrams showing how to fold a flower step by step and fix its petals, special symbols are used. Here they are:

Origami Fold Line or Stitch
Origami Fold Line or Stitch
Contour origami
Contour origami
Circle origami
Circle origami
Origami Fold Direction
Origami Fold Direction
Flip origami
Flip origami
Fasten  origami with  needle
Fasten origami with needle
Center module blank
Center module blank
Tie origami
Tie origami

And now about the terms that will be met later in the description of the manufacture of certain colors.

When folding the flowers out of the module in the form of a circle of its cut, they are bent towards the center, and Segments are obtained. If you mentally draw straight lines connecting two opposite points located on a circle, along the cut of the module (a fold line passes through them), with a point lying on a circle at an equal distance from them (this is the top of the segment), you get an isosceles triangle. The segment can be pressed to the surface of the module, and can be raised.

A raised segment is a pocket. “Pockets” can be in the blanks of flowers, carved on patterns of any shape, not only made in the form of a circle.

“Pocket” also has a top – the highest point. The base of the “pocket” is on the surface of the workpiece. The intersection point of diameters in a round module is its center. Accordingly, in blanks of another shape, the center can be found at the intersection of the diagonals.