Thursday, December 26, 2013

Flowering Grid Tessellation

This is designed by Eric Gjerde. It is also found in his book "Origami Tessellations" (In the cover and in the gallery at the end) but there are no instructions. I just reverse-engineered this from the pictures.

SOMETIMES tessellations are the easiest to reverse-engineer as long as you know the basics. This tessellation basically needs 120-degree pleat intersections and triangle twists.

So, why did Gjerde use a tessellation which does not have a diagram in the book as the book's signature cover? Meh, I dunno.

The Flowering Grid Tessellation and the Daisy Chains Tessellation are a little similar, considering both tessellations are supposed to depict flowers connected by something.

This tessellation is great for beginners, since it does not use any offset creases, plus the techniques used in this model are technically easy; just use a proper triangle grid. You just have to learn how to reverse-engineer.

It also looks great backlighted:

I encourage you to learn to reverse-engineer from pictures (tessellations without offset creases are the easiest) since you don't have to find the instructions for a model (tessellation). Other subjects can be very hard though. I've only done a tessellation.

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