Fold a classic model – Normington’s Daffodil

Spring is coming to Britain and daffodils are starting to brighten up our parks and gardens. Paper is just right for capturing the delicate form of a flower, and with practice it’s possible to make something that looks almost real.
As well as folding skill, you need a great design. Ted Normington’s daffodil is a masterpiece, first published in the BOS magazine in 1982, it still sets the standard today.
These beautiful examples are folded by BOS member Emma Tysoe.  If you want to fold them yourself, diagrams are now available on the intermediate models section of the website.
Making the flowers well takes time, be prepared to have a few tries before getting your best paper and folding a great display. Like almost all of Ted Norminton’s designs this is a challenging model to fold well, so if you want something easier why not try a tulip instead?
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