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Rhombic Flowers

Hi everyone,

I’m getting all packed and ready to head off to Japan tomorrow for the JOAS convention this weekend in Tokyo! They’ve honored me quite a bit by inviting me there as a guest, and I hope to make it a very tessellation-centric time 🙂 I’m looking forward to meeting lots of new friends!

I thought I’d post a crease pattern, as it’s been quite a long while…

Rhombic Flowers CP

So here’s a full CP for a design a did a while back called “Rhombic Flowers”. I’m not sure I have a finished model of this pattern, it’s just an idea that was kicking around my head; but it looks pretty neat, using rhombus twists to make star shapes. A good exercise in playing with rhombic twists, for sure 🙂

Let me know what you think! It’s on a 64 pleat grid, but by no means do you need to start so large. a 32 grid would be perfectly fine to start, bonus points for doing it on hexagonal paper. (You’ll like the final pattern better if it is even all around.)

Enjoy!

Rhombic Flowers CP in PDF format

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Rhombic Flowers by Eric Gjerde is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at www.origamitessellations.com.

8 Comments

  1. Here’s my attempt of your rhombic flowers on a 32 grid: http://www.happyfolding.com/gallery-gjerde-rhombic_flowers

    Really like the model, but found it a bit of a challenge to collapse. I actually gave up on the 64 grid version before I moved to the 32 grid. I guess I need more practice with tessellations. Thankfully, you’re very resourceful, so I won’t run out of patterns to try out any time soon. 🙂

    — Sara

  2. Dasa says

    Hi, I also tried your pattern. Here is my attempt and backlit of it. I only made little modification between flowers (this way it works better for me). Thanks for CP, very interesting design!
    Dasa

    Now I realised mine is exactly the same as Yureiko’s pattern.

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