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Interstellar Transmissions Tessellation

 

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This is one of those tessellations that when you come up with it you think that you've really hit upon something unexpected. And you have. But it's also one of those tessellations that is very difficult to actually fold

It's well worth it though. The finished product is a dazzling array of rhombuses twirling around small offset hex stars. 

It's a densely packed fold that's hard to execute and time consuming, but those are my favorite kind!

I actually folded it quite randomly as my baseline. Then after it had a chance to rest under some weight, I went back and rearranged the mountain and valley folds into the final pattern. 


For tricky tessellations such as this one, that seems to be the least frustrating way to go about it. 

This is an original tessellation that I designed. 

Crease pattern available at the bottom for those who might want it. 





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