Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs

Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs

Eric Gjerde

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1568814518

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Eric Gjerde demonstrates 25 of his favorite tessellations and turns them into projects for newcomers as well as experienced origamists. With step-by-step instructions, illustrated crease patterns, and how-to photos, you'll learn to create these wonderful designs yourself. Eric's first book covers the fundamentals of origami tessellations, provides history, and describes simple beginning techniques with detailed illustrations and photographs. An extensive gallery showcases tessellations folded by the world's leading origami fine artists---inspiring you to experiment, innovate, and eventually create your own unique designs.

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amount of paper buildup in the center due to all the large pleats. Using the offset precreases, make a large hexagon twist in the center. All the large pleats should lie flat at this point (see photo 4). IUII')(,,ยท Til' Many papers can be painted with mineral oil to turn them into sheer, translucent origami tessellations. Try this maneuver only after your projects are fully completed! At each corner of the large hexagonal unit traced out by the far edges of the teardrops, fold additional

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1 A Q ,, ___ D .... ,I., u __ .... ___ T,.,ir+ Move to the next hexagon corner and repeat step 1. You'll notice the pleats extending from the triangle twists interfere with one another. Where they intersect, fold another open-back hexagon twist. This new open-back hex twist will connect the two pleats, pinching into place an offset line from a point two pleats away from the tip of each triangle twist (see photo 2). 2 Return to the central open-back hex twist. Move to the next radiating

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