Solving Hexagons and Trapezoids Origami Flagstone Tessellation


 When I first started folding flagstone origami tessellation I did so using crease patterns generously offered to the internet by their respective creators. Peter Keller and Robin Scholz were the primary designers whose creations I folded. 

In the beginning, it seemed so mystifying. How they'd arrive at the structure. How to execute the structure. 

But it didn't take too long to understand how it worked and how to solve them and sometimes even create them. 

In this case, I solved one. I saw a post by @kerstin.origami on instagram. She had folded a flagstone by @valleyfolder (Peter Keller). I liked it enough to give it a try. 


The thing about flagstones is that once you understand the architecture, they're actually very easy to solve. 

All the shapes are easily visible and how to connect them is a very straight forward process.

Flagstones, are however, very labor intensive to actually fold. There are a lot of creases and there is a lot of coaxing involved. 

But the finished product you'll wind up with is definitely worth the effort. It's a beautiful design. 

This one is open back hexagons surrounded by trapezoids. 

For flagstone tessellations I like to use sturdier paper. They really need it. In this case it was 28 lb printer paper. 





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