Creator: Madonna Yoder
Diagrammer: Madonna Yoder
This bundle includes the Square Knot, Herringbone, and Fence Weave patterns, which have been translated into fabric from my original origami tessellations. The bundle also includes a tutorial on how to vary the pattern to get new variations like in the second photo!
The pattern is copied onto fabric and then the connected points are stitched together. There is no folding involved, but this method can be used to emulate many origami tessellations. This technique has been called North American Smocking, Canadian Smocking, Lattice Smocking, Italian Smocking, and American Smocking. It is not the same as English Smocking, which embroiders patterns on top of pleated fabric (and is more common).
Various origami artists have explored the connection with smocking before, including Chris Palmer (Shadowfolds), Robin Scholz and Adrienne Sack.
See more patterns by Madonna at https://origamiusa.org/catalog/product-search-by-author?combine=yoder
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