Open-Back Triangle Twist: Instructions

Adams, Sara
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Triangle Grid
Basic techniques
Tessellations and Fractals

Origami Tessellation Basics: Open-Back Triangle Twist

I highly recommend the book "Origami Tessellations" by Eric Gjerde if you are interested in tessellations: http://www.happyfold...

This video demonstrates how to fold an open-back triangle twist. It is a technique that is often used in origami tessellations.

The open-back triangle twist works on a triangle grid. The video also explains the difference between a twist that rotates clockwise or counterclockwise. If you fill the whole paper with open-back triangle twists, combined with hexagon twists, then you will receive the tessellation "Pinwheel" designed by Eric Gjerde. See a picture of one I folded here: http://www.happyfold...


Yes, if all goes well I'll find enough time in the next two weeks to make that video. So keep your fingers crossed!

-- Sara

can you make normal origami now like modular and animals and so?
sara? but i also appreciate your tesselation videos too and anyway all of your videos are great

There'll be two more tessellation technique videos to complete the four I wanted to publish this month. From next month on there'll be videos (one a month again if all goes according to plan) on non-tessellation models for a while.
I like to present a good mix of models. Now you may say four tessellation technique videos in a row is too much, but the extension (although not quite completion) of my series on tessellation techniques had had to wait for way too long. I kept pushing it back in favor of a different model. So I decided to make a bunch of videos and post them all in one month, so that it's still only one month of tessellation techniques, but more than one video. Hope that makes sense. Essentially, you'll get three extra videos in one month, which surely isn't a bad thing. :) And next month there'll still be a new model, which is not about tessellations.

-- Sara

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