Submitted by Sara on 31 August 2009 - 12:56pm

Designer:

Gjerde, Eric

Folder:

Adams, Sara

Difficulty Level:

High intermediate

Model type:

Triangle Grid

Tessellations and Fractals

Paper ratio:

Hexagon

Review of the paper used:

Two days ago I folded my first attempt with pearlescent paper, and wasn't happy with my paper choice. So today I folded it again, using elephant hide. the picture shows the model slightly back-lit, and I'm much happier with the result. It's hard to fold everything 100% accurately, so I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Paper: hexagon with a side length of 9.75cm (from a 19.5cm square), elephant hide

Model: hexagon with a side length of 5.5cm

## Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 8 February 2010 - 3:36am Permalink

## HOW MANY PLEATS?

HELLO SARA.. I HAVE THIS BOOK, AND I WAS PLANNING ON MAKING THIS WONDERFUL MODEL, BUT I HAVE ONE QUESTION. . . FOR THE RABBIT-EAR TRIANGLE SINKS, (FIRST STEPS) I KNOW THAT YO HAVE TO HAVE 6 PLEEATS IN BETWEEN, BUT HOW DID KNOW TO GET THAT MANY IN-BETWEEN. AS IN, HOW MANY PLEATS AWAY FROM THE POINTY EDGE OF THE 6 POINTED HEXAGON IS SUPPOSE TO BE USED TO GET THE FIRST RABBIT-EAR TRIANGLE SINK.. OH, THIS LOOKS AMAZING!

Submitted by Sara on 17 February 2010 - 6:27pm Permalink

## Collapsing the model

I'm not sure what the question is. I basically followed the instructions in the book. I didn't completely collapse the model (to then unfold it again), but rather only folded the rabbit ear triangle sinks without flattening the model completely. Once the creases are all in place (and strong enough) I unfold completely (as suggested in the book) and move on to the next collapsing stage.

As to how I know where to place the rabbit ear triangle sinks - I used the crease pattern as a reference. Actually, I precrease all the necessary creases, then collapse the rabbit ear triangle sinks, then unfold completely, and then start with the final collapsing.

-- Sara

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 23 February 2010 - 6:11am Permalink

## oHH..

okay.. and just onemore question. . . For the triangle twist and hexagon twist, how many pleats does that hexagon have o be away from the hexagon twist?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 May 2010 - 7:40am Permalink

## WHERE?

SARA, WHERE DO YOU GET ELEPHANT PAPER FROM??? IM SEARCHING EVERYWHERE!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 28 May 2010 - 7:41am Permalink

## i ment elephant hide!

hahaha! sorry, Sara... I meant to write elephant hide paper from... Thanks!

Submitted by Sara on 28 May 2010 - 8:29am Permalink

## Germany

Elephant hide is widely available in Germany. I have no idea where to get it from in other countries, sorry.

-- Sara

Submitted by fiona (not verified) on 18 November 2010 - 4:24pm Permalink

## hiya this is a slightly same

hiya this is a slightly same question as has already been asked i was just wondering i'm havin trouble working out how to actually make a rabbit ear triangle sink is it relatively like the video you have done on rabbit ear ? i get to the step 42 and it just confuses me as to where the paper is actually being folded

luv your video's tho they have been alot of help in understanding the techniques xxx

Submitted by Sara on 19 November 2010 - 7:13am Permalink

## Video on rabbit ear triangle sink

I'll try to make a video on how to fold a rabbit ear triangle sink. it's definitely one of the more challenging "basic" steps. :)

-- Sara

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