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Star Twist Tessellation v2.1 Crease Pattern

I updated and cleaned up my crease pattern for the Star Twist Tessellation v2.1, and posted it to my diagrams page.

This is one of my favorite designs, although it’s a bit tricky to fold. I’d like to figure out a better folding sequence, but right now all I have is a large, all-at-once collapse method.

Anyhow, give it a try, if you are so inclined. It’s a beautiful pattern, and it repeats infinitely. It would probably be better to call this a “geometric progression” instead of a tessellation, but I’m not going to nitpick about it for the time being.

Licensed under the Creative Commons non-commercial, attribution license. Some rights reserved. (this means you can distribute and use it freely for non-commercial use, as long as you mention who made it!)

Star Twist Tessellation v2.1


  1. Administrator says

    Making a circle in what context?

    you could make a crease line for a circle, but you can’t really make it fold flat- it’s essentially an infinite number of angles, so any attempt to fold it would require an approximation (just like calculus, really).

    It is certainly possible to fold a shape similar to a circle, comprised of many smaller facets, but it would really be an n-sided polygon. These get harder and harder to fold as n increases in size, because the length of the component creases, the angles involved and the pleat width become smaller and smaller.

    The most I have folded was a 16-sided shape, as a large open-backed twist, and that was enough for me! It looked very circular, too.

  2. tyler ballard (soon to be origami c.e.o.) says


    I love origami and im teaching my self and I wanted to know if you could help me out by sending lessons or somthing??

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