Archive for April 16th, 2007|Daily archive page
I have been asked to diagram the Labrynth and while I don’t mind posting diagrams for my work, crease patterns don’t really work on my designs as there are direction and angle of paper to be considered. This caused me some problems as the process I used to do it was progressive, peculiar, and photographed with problems. In the process I found that you can modify a “template” to create the same effect. This will be a mini-tutorial. It isn’t to scale, but you want to start out with a minimum of 32nds- equilateral triangles (I started with 64ths). It doesn’t matter if you use a square, rectangle, hexagon, etc… A certain level of folding is necessary. The end result will be very similar if not exact.
- Use Eric Gjerde’s spread hex pdf, but use a twist in in the center (see picture).
- Then make sure each layer shifts in direction. The inner petals are clockwise and the next counterclockwise. This pattern continues, ever expanding.
- Push in sections as shown in the picture.
- Change which sections you push in for each layer.
- Continue as long as you want. You can see my little tess with 16ths vertically is barely enough to show the pattern.
Remember as usual everything is c.c., that includes Eric’s pdf.