Get Started with Tessellation Folding
Six Simple Twists: The Pleat Pattern Approach to Origami Tessellation Design explains the process of designing an origami pattern. It answers the questions "how is a tessellation folded" and "what are the further possibilities."
The author introduces an innovative pleat pattern technique of origami design that is easily accessible to anyone who enjoys the geometry of paper. The book begins with basic forms and systematically builds upon them to teach a limitless number of patterns. It then describes a process of design for the building blocks themselves. At the end, what emerges is a fascinating art form that will enrich folders for many years.
Unlike standard, project-based origami books, Six Simple Twists focuses on how to design rather than construct. This leads to a better understanding of more complicated tessellations at the advanced level.
Benjamin DiLeonardo-Parker is an origami pattern artist. He has taught and exhibited at origami conventions and art shows throughout the United States and at La Escula-Museo Origami de Zaragosa, an origami museum in Spain. He also uses his art career to explore other activities, including electronics, woodworking, and alternative photography. He studied French and Italian language and literature at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Six Simple Twists The Basics and Preparation How Tessellations Differ from Traditional Folding Fold Bias and Manipulation How to Read the Exercises Obtaining a Hexagon How and Why to Fold a Grid Basic Pleat Design Diagrams of the Six Simple Twists How to Use the Six Simple Twists Intermediate Gridding Tessellation Basics, without Folding Applying Tessellation Knowledge to the Paper Your First Tessellation Your Second and Third Tessellations Chirality Back-Twisting and Releasing Pleats Pleat Flattening Different Types of Pleat Formats The Referential Method of Tessellation Formation Flagstone Tessellations and Offsetting the Pleats Twist Decorations and Progressions Twist Expansion Beyond the Six Simple Twists The Next Step Designing a New Tessellation Describing Twists We Don't Care about the Middle Tip for Tricky Twists The Database Final Thoughts For Further Study