By Eric Gjerde
Eric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favourite tessellations and turns them into tasks for novices in addition to skilled origamists. With step by step directions, illustrated crease styles, and how-to images, you'll discover ways to create those really good designs your self. Eric's first booklet covers the basics of origami tessellations, offers historical past, and describes easy starting innovations with exact illustrations and images. an intensive gallery showcases tessellations folded by means of the world's prime origami fantastic artists---inspiring you to test, innovate, and finally create your personal precise designs.
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The octagon connection points between the main folded sections on the front will be standing out, resembling puffy X shapes (see photo 4). Fold these connection points flat by grabbing the edges and pushing the extra paper inward while pressing the paper flat. The paper should collapse relatively cleanly. Once flattened, each point will look like a small octagon lying on top of an X (see photo 5).
Once you complete the design, your biggest question w ill be which spectacular side to display. c @ ~ techniques Triangle Grid, page 7 Triangle Twist, page 16 Open-Back Hexagon Twist, page 22 Instructions Fold an open-back hexagon twist in the center of a triangle grid. Count outward three pleats along the pleat line extending from one corner of the open-back hex twist, and fold a triangle twist centered on the third pleat (see photo 1). 1 A Q ,, ___ D .... , u __ .... ,ir+ Move to the next hexagon corner and repeat step 1.
S 6 Repeat the hexagon opening and popping wherever you want stars in your design (see photo 5). You can create many variations by popping different arrangements within the pattern. , Star Puff ~ft II ill' Clean hands are very important for origamists! Be sure to wash your hands before every folding session. Hand oils and acids corrode paper. Dirt and grime never make for good origami! 6 tessellation is a classic-one of the most popular and frequently folded origami-tessellation designs. 6 offers a primer in the rotational direction of twist folds.