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Origami Tessellation Terms and Definitions

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Origami Tessellation Terms and Definitions

While you may already be familiar with origami terms like mountain and valley folds, sinks, squashes, swivels, and rabbit ears, tessellations have a vocabulary of their own. Unfortunately, the vocabulary of tessellations is not standardized across all tessellation designers and each tessellation book uses different definitions - and different colors and symbols for their diagrams. This can make it hard to learn, since everyone is saying things in different ways. I try to stick to consistent definitions throughout my teaching, and to explain my terms in plain English - no math speak. Here's my list of the most important terms to...

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Rotated Grids Challenge Winner

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Rotated Grids Challenge Winner
The challenge winner is Dirk Eisner!

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Rotated Grids Challenge

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Rotated Grids Challenge
Here is my challenge to you: fold a tessellation on an appropriately rotated grid and post a photo before May 12th for a chance to win a unique mini suncatcher, folded and framed by me!

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Rotating Grids in Squares and Hexagons

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Rotating Grids in Squares and Hexagons
You don’t have a laser cutter or Cricut scorer, but you still want to make stunning tessellations without guessing and iterating over and over. The good news is that there’s a fairly simple solution - rotated grids!

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Open Compound Square Twist Tutorial

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Open Compound Square Twist Tutorial
Origami twists are very versatile - often, a technique that applies to one twist can apply to them all. Follow along with my video as I show you how to compound a twist!

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