How would you like to be able to fold tessellations like mine? I believe that you can - with lots of practice, trial, and error.
Just a few years ago, I was like you - experienced in folding but with very little experience in tessellations. I got to where I am today by challenging myself to figure out the underlying structure of tessellations from as little information as possible.
I worked my way through a progression of learning styles until I was able to reverse engineer tessellations from only a photo of one side. That may sound extreme right now, but let me explain.
My first exposure to tessellations was in person, at an OrigaMIT convention. Then I practiced folding grids to use in my research into triangular grid mazes (which are basically tessellations) and switched to learning through video tutorials.
Once I understood the basic twists and pleats, I started learning from photo tutorials, and then from just photos of the front and back of finished tessellations.
200 tessellations later, and I was ready to start designing my own.
So, today I am challenging you to learn like I did and reverse engineer my Herringbone Weave tessellation!
1) Reverse engineer the tessellation - fold enough that it's clearly identifiable.
Hint: Check out my tutorial for the twist here.
1) All entrants will receive a copy of the Herringbone Weave smocking pattern for fabric.
2) One lucky winner (determined by random drawing) will get a six-inch suncatcher like these!
Deadline: August 31, 2020
Fabric and paper versions of Herringbone Weave