Articles and Tutorials — weave

How to Fold from a Crease Pattern

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How to Fold from a Crease Pattern

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!

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Woven Strips Origami Tessellation

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Woven Strips Origami Tessellation

When we start folding tessellations we're presented with a couple grid options - all of which are aligned with the edge of the paper in some way.

This fact is invisible in the way we talk about grids too.

We don't say "square grid aligned with the edges of the paper" - it's just "a square grid".

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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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Reverse Engineering Challenge Results

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Reverse Engineering Challenge Results
Thanks to everyone who folded the Herringbone Weave origami tessellation in the last two weeks! I really enjoyed seeing all of your interpretations of my tessellation and I hope everyone gained confidence in their reverse engineering skills.

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Herringbone Reverse Engineering Challenge

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Herringbone Reverse Engineering Challenge
Fold this pattern by August 31, 2020 to get the smocking pattern for the fabric version, and a chance at a 6-inch suncatcher!

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