Blossom Origami Tutorial with Coco Sato

I'm really excited today, about sharing a blossom origami tutorial with you, by the very clever Coco Sato.  Coco got in touch with me a few months ago, and as soon as I read about her work, I knew I would like to feature her on the blog.  When I finally met her for coffee more recently, as well as thinking how humble and lovely she was, I was bowled over by how talented she is.  In a nutshell, Coco is a conceptual artist, who creates the most amazing and unique 'Giant Origami' installations at festivals and events, bringing a modern edge to a tradition that is deep-rooted in Japanese culture.  Along side that, she makes beautiful wall art and homewares, offers consultation, and runs workshops combining origami and robotics.  What an inspirational lady she is! Over our coffee, (or peppermint tea in my case), and knowing how much I love flowers, Coco very kindly offered to come along to my house, to show me how she creates her beautiful origami blossom, so that I could share a tutorial here on the blog.  What a treat!

Although the tutorial is fairly straight forward, the origami process is very difficult to describe in writing, so we decided that step by step photos would offer the best guide.

To finish the blossom, make 5 of these segments, and glue them together.

We also made a short video showing exactly how to create an individual flower segment, which you can find here:

Origami Blossom Tutorial

I don't know about you, but I can think of endless uses for the blossom; decorating gifts, putting on the wall, attaching to hair clips, using on cards, can you think of any others?

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Coco work, and afterwards, we sat and had a long chat in the garden over tea and cake, a perfect morning!  And what an honour to have her on the blog.  Thank you to the lovely Emma Gutteridge (whose blog you must check out) for the introduction.

You can find out more about Coco on her website.

Have a great weekend.

Emma x