Origami Tessellation – “Framed Star Tessellation” Instructions

Framed Star Tessellation 12 by you.

Framed Star Tessellation 11 by you.

As some of you know I am fascinated with three dimensional tessellations. This is a different and much simpler process than I typically use, so I figured it lent itself more to online instructions. This does assume a certain level of ability. First the grid should really be 32nds if you want to get repeated stars. 16ths would allow you to make about one star I suspect. The grid I used was 48ths. For instructions on how to make a grid link to Eric’s origami tessellations website and look it up and that also goes for a triangle twist.

Step one is creating the first triangle twist.

Framed Star Tessellation 1

Secondly you arrange the grid as shown, as if to do another triangle twist. But don’t!

Framed Star Tessellation 2

Push the tip, where the lines intersect in.

Framed Star Tessellation 3 by you.

From the edge of the pushed in hexagon go over two spaces and arrange the pleats as if you are going to create a triangular twist. The repeat the “concave” hexagon.

Framed Star Tessellation 4 by you.

Framed Star Tessellation 5 by you.

Then going upwards from the new concave hexagon do the same thing. I also added a triangle twist on the outer edge of the emerging larger hexagon. Then another triangle twist on the middle “concave” hexagon.

Framed Star Tessellation 6 by you.

Keep repeating around, till you have formed a hexagon of the pushed in hexagons. The triangle twists are in the directions shown below, every other one faces the other.

Framed Star Tessellation 9 by you.

The other side is where it gets its name. This is the basic unit. The process repeats from each of the triangle twists. Refer to the first two pictures for the full tessellation.

Framed Star Tessellation 10 by you.

The nice thing is once you’ve constrained the free paper there are at least 10 easy mods that will change the form completely. I’ll leave them to you to find, but remember part of origami is discovery. Push things in a little differently and a new design is born.

Enjoy,

Christine

Soon I have a pillow that is a test I’ll publish.  The front is done I just need to pull out my sewing machine and filler.   I also had some earlier tests that collected dust, as most stuff I test does (by the necessity of time)   I pulled out and started playing with.  I am currently not friends with my  iron though.  I might splurge on a cord free one and I think I’ve come around to “investing” (that’s the word I’m using instead of indulging) in a craftrobo pro.

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3 comments so far

  1. Joan Michaels Paque on

    This is a particularly interesting
    tessellation. Your directions are
    very clear. I anticipate doing this.
    Your contributions are valued.
    JMP
    http://www.joanmichaels.paque.com

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    Thanks for your information. Most of the posts in the blog is really valuable. Regards

  3. Gila Oren on

    Thank You very much for your instructions .
    It was not easy for me but I am satisfied from the result.
    Gila.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/87477835@N00/3233240927/


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