Rosie Johnson Illustrates
Freelance illustrator

Notes from the studio (it’s a shed)

Origami Star tutorial - the director's cut

I've watched countless YouTube tutorials over the years- from How to Do Your Makeup So You Don't Look Like a Clown to Crochet for Cretins. I'm afraid to say, I took these videos for granted. I barely noticed the competent way they were executed, I just took their free information and ran... to a world of perfect cheek bones and granny squares.


However, since I posted a picture of an origami star I made to Instagram, I have found myself on the other side of the lens. Apparently I naively suggested I should do a video tutorial. I'd obviously been on the egg nog early.

Holy Guacamole, Batman. How does anyone make these things without a) getting in the way of the camera, b) cocking up the thing they're supposed to be demonstrating c) becoming a rambling horror show?

Nevertheless, I present to you the origami star tutorial. I don't think it's x-rated but I might have said some choice things under my breath. If you actually bother to follow it all the way to the end and, heavens-to-Betsy, then go on to make one of the fiddly b******s yourself, please let me know- pics or it didn't happen!