I watched the documentary – Between the Folds – last Sunday and was awestruck at the ease in which Chris Palmer folded up his Flower Tower. It came almost naturally to him (and thats probably because he designed it, anyway). The model by itself is pretty intricate with layered folds accompanied with a “twist” on each layer to flatten the creases into a flower.
I came across this video on Vimeo.com today and thought of sharing it with you all. It is from Chris Palmer’s video channel on Vimeo.com and in this video recording, he shows the collapsing and twisting of the layers to form the 12-fold Flower Tower. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did.
Diagrams & Crease Patterns for the Flower Tower:
You will find the crease pattern for this model in Origami Tanteidan 8th convention book, Chris Palmer’s Flowers Collection 1 CD as well as OUSA Convention book 1996. The CD Flowers Collection 1 can be bought through his website and contains CPs / video tutorials to simple tato (purse), more complex Progression Flower, Male and Female Flowers and 11 Flower Tower patterns.