Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs by Eric Gjerde

By Eric Gjerde

Eric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favourite tessellations and turns them into initiatives for newbies in addition to skilled origamists. With step by step directions, illustrated crease styles, and how-to images, you'll discover ways to create those exceptional designs your self. Eric's first booklet covers the basics of origami tessellations, offers background, and describes easy starting innovations with unique illustrations and pictures. an intensive gallery showcases tessellations folded via the world's prime origami tremendous artists---inspiring you to test, innovate, and finally create your personal specified designs.

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O @ ~ techniques Triangle Grid, page 7 Hexagon Twist, page 18 Open-Back Triangle Twist, page 21 43 Instructions Make a hexagon twist in the center of a precreased triangle grid with at least 32 divisions. Precrease the outlines for one of the triangles shown in the crease pattern. ) This triangle will form an open-back triangle twist. Collapse the openback triangle twist, which will fold flat quite easily along the crease lines. 1 44 Pinwheel Repeat step 1 for the next pleat radiating from the central hexagon twist.

These folds form the base for the rest of your work. The entire pattern flows from them. )~ beginner projects o @ Designed by Ralf Konrad of Germany, this tessellation enchants with its three-dimensional star shapes. The design is easy to fold and provides a great introduction to the often-curious properties of triangle twists. ~ techniques Triangle Grid, page 7 Triangle Twist, page 16 36 Instructions Fold the Spread Hexagons pattern (see page 28) on a precreased triangle grid with at least 32 divisions.

Continue around the hexagon following this pattern (see photo 1). 3 Fold one side of the hexagon toward the center. Th is move raises up the 120-degree pleat intersection . Now, squash it flat into a triangle twist (see photo 2). Repeat the squashing all the way around the central hexagon (see photo 3). 4 Tracking along one of the pleats extending outward, fold a new triangle twist centered two pleat lengths out from the edge of the first twist. ) Work your way around to create a new hexagon with triangle twists.

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