patterned "spread" hex tile fold

I used some nicer patterned paper to do this fold. Following Owesen's suggestion(s) I used actual hexagonal paper rather than square- once I got over the "impure" feeling of it, it folded together nicely.


Diagrams for this model are available here:

  • Eric Gjerde 10y

    yes, it's not a very large piece at all. I continue to be amazed that it is my "most interesting picture" by far.

    this was my first tessellation design, and I think it remains one of my favorites. it's one of the easiest to learn, too.
  • Wagner Campelo 9y

    EXCELLENT work!
  • Ivan 9y

    Thank you for adding this shot to the interestingness pool
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    Hey, I'm glad to finally be in the top 10! Thank you!
  • *Sherry* PRO 9y

    One of my favs... looks just like forresto's fifty-five stacked hexagons, but with great choice of paper...
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    I might be inclined to say that Forrest's stacked hexagons look just like mine :)

    It's a good paper for this design, indeed!
  • fo.ol PRO 9y

    And you would be right
    ( ^_^) ... my patterned biznass is after this too.
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    you still are the #1 globetrotter, forrest!

    RadiantDawn, it's diagrammed on my website-
  • lisascenic 9y

  • Kevin Chiang 9y

    today i made the first 2 layers...
    im not quite sure how to make the 3rd layer though...
  • Eric Gjerde 9y

    working on a new CP for this one today!
  • Kevin Chiang 9y

    basically i fooled around trying to make the shape work without having to create extra creases...

    so it would be cool if i could see the new CP!!!!!
  • Kevin Chiang 9y

    wheee i made a square one!
    how many triangles long was your square before you turned it into a hexagon?
  • Monika 8y

  • ee-tee 8y

    He-he. I chuckled at your non-square paper 'impure' hang-up...
    And your first tessellation design? Fantastic and noteworthy! You ought to have it stuffed and mounted above the fireplace.
  • Eric Gjerde 8y

    Thankfully I've gotten over that hang-up, only to move on to new ones :)

    This pattern was my first original tessellation design, or at least the first interesting one. I'm still pretty happy with it- this piece is framed in a shadowbox and is hanging in our living room.

    This was the one design that I insisted had to be in my book, because it holds such a special place in my heart! Although I now know that other people have created similar models in the past. (How could it be avoided? it's just a triangular grid with ordered pleats.)

    If I had a fireplace, I'd think about mounting it there... however, paper art + fireplaces aren't always themes that I like to mix :)
  • Dave 8y

    This image has been added to the Flickr Museum for making explore's top 25. Kudos! You can check it out HERE...

  • MyCult 7y

    Wow, thats a definite skill you have there. Makes me feel a little guilty. But keep up the good work, fantastic photo
  • Nicholas Garlisi 6y

  • Emy 6y

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