Origami Tessellations: Convection Ovens


This is a flagstone style tessellation using triangles and rectangles. 

The center is six triangle twists around a small hex twist on the other side. 

The small rectangles connect to the tops of the triangles. It's from there everything repeats. 

The negative spaces are blunt corner triangles on the other side. 

I may or may not have done this before. It feels familiar, but I couldn't find an older version. 


When you've been folding tessellations for as long as often as I have been, you start to lose track. 


It's possible I saw someone else's rendition long ago and it laid dormant in the back of my brain until now. 

I don't know for sure. 

The best way to fold this one is to do the center first. Then twist the outer hexagons on the back. That will make it easier to get the rest of the repeats to fall into place. 

I think that I have a crease pattern. Will add it here later if I can find it. But all the shapes are pretty obvious from the view of the front. 

It fits pretty nicely on a 32 pleat grid. I used tant paper. I'm not sure tant paper is the best for this type of fold. I've actually had better results using 28 lb. printer paper folding similar tessellations. 

Updating to add crease pattern. 


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