Bellflowers Ball, by Yuri Shumukov
As a gift, I got this new origami book called Origami Kusudama Garden: Delightful Paper Spheres. But when I looked inside, I was dismayed. This isn’t modular origami! The flowers are all glued together, or sewn together. Call me a traditionalist, but I prefer my origami to just have folding.
Of course, it turns out I was wrong. Using sewing to make floral balls is in fact an old tradition, and modular origami is the modern innovation. Well, okay, it’s worth a try, I thought. I was also briefly tickled by the idea of assembling a dodecahedron using squares.