Here are a selection of diagrams for my origami models. Click on the link next to each to open up or save the diagrams in pdf format. I am particularly pleased that the British Origami Society has published 4 booklets of my folds, so have listed the models available in these booklets, and would obviously recommend you purchase these booklets from BOS Supplies – available via the BOS website.

Click here for a list of all my origami creations to date, with details of date created and where they have been published. Many of my models have seen the light of day in British Origami Society (BOS) convention souvenir booklets, or have been published in the BOS Magazine, and some have been published in books.

I hope to add diagrams for more of my creations onto this web-site in due course. If you would like diagrams for one of my designs that is not yet on this web-site, nor in one of my booklets, by all means contact me.

Happy folding!

Selected Works 1973-1982

Models in this booklet are:

Welsh Dragon, Hen, Beaver, Caterpillar, Frog, Scarecrow, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brontosaurus, Nude, Robin, Winnie the Pooh, Conductor, Peacock, Crocodile, Seal on a Rock, Swan, Landing Falcon, 8 Point Star, Fish Tessellation, Jigsaw Piece.



Frog – page 1 One of my all time favourite simple animals. Published in Nick Robinson’s book “Super Quick Origami Animals”.


Beaver – page 1 One of my early animals, in caricature or cartoon style. I use the base (first few folds) for other animal folds also e.g. fox, horse.


Falcon – page 1 I particularly like the fact that this is a 3-D model and captures the essence of the falcon.


Nude – Nude This “model” was featured on page 3 of the BOS Magazine in 1977, suggested at the time to be trying to rival popular tabloids! Featured on Channel 4’s “Kirstie’s Handmade Britain” in October 2011. These instructions are from my original booklet, but watch out for some newer revamped ones shortly.

Shipshape & Bristol Fashion

Models in this booklet are:

Man in a Rowing Boat, Dolphin, Three Mast Ship, Yacht, Simple Fish, Speedboat, Sun, Clouds, Headland, Simple Angel Fish, Jaws, Bottle, Boat Stand, Round the World Catamaran, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Maple Leaf & Canadian Flag, The Matthew, The British Isles, Union Jack, The Americas, Hot Air Balloon, Sailboat & Stand, Concorde.



Jaws – page 1 This shark involves just 4 valley folds to make (plus a bit of biro for the teeth). Created as a result of a challenge in the BOS magazine to design folds from 5 or less valley or mountain folds.


Yacht – page 1 Put a 1p piece or coin inside the hull, and the yacht will float upright in water.

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf – page 1, page 2 Created in 1997 for an origami display as part of the Cabot 500 celebrations, marking John Cabot’s journey from Bristol to Newfoundland (Canada) in 1497.

Animals & Birds

Models in this booklet are:

Swallow, Pig, Fox 1, Dog, Resting Owl, Horse, Broody Hen, Penguin 1, Puma, Cat, Snail, Bird in Hand, Chaffinch, Hedgehog, Dachshund, Dragonfly, Escher Swans, Wren, Blackbird, Sparrow, Penguin 2, Fox 2, Parrot in Flight, Mouse (Simple) 1, Long-tailed Mouse, Mouse 3, Butterfly, Crow, Flamingo, Robin, Scrap-paper Rabbit, Elephant’s Head, Sheep.



Robin – page 1 This is an updated version of the Robin that is in my “Selected Works” booklet, created in 1991. This one has a colour change for the red breast without losing its simplicity and character.


Fox – page 1, page 2 This fox was my dad’s favourite fold of mine. It started off just as a fox’s head and grew from there.


Sheep – page 1, page 2 As a nod to my Welsh heritage, I am particularly pleased that I’ve been able to make a good sheep. There’s a particularly nice lock move to make the sheep 3-D.

Faces ‘n’ Fings

Models in this booklet are:

Victorian Lady, Merlin, The Great Pyramid, Star Box, Football, Footballer, Leek, Maggie & Ron, Yin & Yang, Charles & Di, Pitcher, Heart (inflatable), Teddy Bear, Martial Artist 1, Martial Artist 2, Picture Stand, Name Plate, Eric Cantona, Heart Frame, Guitar, Baseball Cap, Mr Smiley.



Maggie – page 1 Part of the double act Maggie and Ron who were big news at the time…you can find diagrams for Ron on Nick Robinson’s Origami Fun site.

Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap – page 1, page 2 Made out a piece of broadsheet newspaper. Can be folded up and kept in your pocket or bag ready for when it’s needed.

Mr. Smiley

Mr. Smiley – page 1, page 2 To me origami means FUN, so Mr. Smiley – the ubiquitous smiley face – sums up my approach to origami. Keep folding, keep smiling!

More diagrams – Fun folds, action models, recent creations etc:

Jumping Kangaroo

Jumping Kangaroo page 1, page 2, page 3. “Skippy the bush kangaroo” was a big TV star in my childhood. Here’s my origami version, created as a gift for an Ozzie. Press down on its tail and off she skips…

Origami PC

Origami PC Origami-PC-part1, Origami-PC-part2, Origami-PC-part3, Origami-PC-part4 as featured in “Kirstie’s Handmade Britain” on Channel 4 26/10/11. Folded specially for the Royal Welsh Show, July 2011.


page 1, page 2 Simple 2-piece elephant – the name Heffalump, as you may know, comes from A.A Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh.”

Origami Blackbelt

A variation of the traditional Kimono design, based on a common response when you tell someone you do origami “so are you a blackbelt?” Well, now you can prove you are!