After the tension failure of the Waves design last month, I embarked on a technique that I have only used in my platonic solids: simultaneous folding. Simultaneous folding is simply an expanded prefold technique where I further break down the folding process and completely unfold each lily after each step. This process ensures that tension is kept at a minimum until the final steps of the fold.
But for me, this long, drawn-out prefold is torturous. Day after day, I perform the same small set of folds, over and over and over. 108 lilies means that I have been folding 361 petals over 50-60 hours. All this time I need to pay attention, fold accurately, give the paper frequent rests, and not lose my mind. Tonight I hope to finish the last of the petals and finally be free to begin the final lily construction.