This is an idea I had for a odd shape I haven't really seen done. It's not a twist tessellation. It's a collapse style tess. Not too complicated. Not too simple. It's a 32 pleat triangle grid. I used 24 lb bond paper. Repeating the design resulted in standard hexagons in addition to the odd shapes. It was a relatively simple fold. Some of the folds are a little fidgety, but all in all, it's pretty tame. Many of the folds are unnervingly misaligned/strayed from the grid, but they still make sense when you get down into it. When I came up with the concept I was hoping for something a little more dramatic, but overall, I'm pleased with the end result. How to fold it is probably pretty obvious. No secrets lurking in these backlit images. Still I do have a crude crease patter just to be thorough.
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Folded a Robin Scholz flagstone tessellation he named 'Star of David'. I was surprised to find a pattern of his I had not already executed. I used standard 20 lb copy paper. It worked out surprisingly well. It's dead of winter here. So the paper does as I command without complaint. It's a wonderful pattern. What I love most about flagstone tessellations is that they're so logical. Most, if not all, origami tessellations are logical, but flagstones are moreso somehow. Everything works together in a neat little package. If you're interested in folding flagstone tessellations the most helpful advice I can give is to work both sides of the paper. The reverse side of a flagstone tessellation is almost more important than the front.