# Articles and Tutorials — tutorial

## Tiling-Based Origami Tessellation Design

Posted by **Madonna Yoder** on

Origami tessellations are infinitely repeating patterns folded from a single sheet of paper.

My designs are in the twist-based style and I fold my patterns one twist at a time whenever possible.

## How to Fold from a Crease Pattern

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To start folding from crease patterns, we must first decide what part of the pattern to fold - what to put in the center, and how many repeats we want.

Next, we need to actually fold the grid.

Finally, we can start folding!

## How to Fold Your First Tessellation

Posted by **Madonna Yoder** on

Managing many pleats at once is one of the harder things about tessellations, but using these three-way intersections one at a time lets us minimize the difficulty and focus on the steps.

These three-way intersections can be put together in a huge variety of ways, from rotational to mirrored to combinations of both.

## How to Start with Tessellations

Posted by **Madonna Yoder** on

Many folders would like to start learning tessellations, but aren't sure where to start. In this video I introduced the four major grid types that every tessellation folder needs to know and clarified the distinction between twist-based tessellations, corrugations, and tessellations that require an all-at-once collapse. You see, there are easier and harder ways to fold tessellations and when many folders see a crease pattern for the first time they think that they need to precrease everything and then collapse all at once. That's actually the hardest way to learn tessellations - you have more work at the beginning, more...

## Triangle-centered grids on hexagons

Posted by **Madonna Yoder** on

The more I fold grids, the more I realize that the possibilities are endless.

For example, I used to think that triangle grids on hexagons could only be centered on grid intersections - that I had to start by folding the hexagon in half in one way or another.

## Rotated Grids: A Practical Guide

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So, you've seen the math behind rotated grids but you're still confused about how to *actually* use them for your patterns. You aren't alone and you're in the right place.

## Rotating Grids in Squares and Hexagons

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## Compound Quadrilaterals Tessellation Tutorial

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## Compound Squares Live Tutorial

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## Open Compound Square Twist Tutorial

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## Christmas Stocking Tutorial

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## The only thing you need to know to fold any odd division grid

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## Hybrid Square Twist Tutorial

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