Chainlink smocking pattern [pdf]

Chainlink pattern on white satin. Groups of four outward-pointing arrows interlock with adjacent groups.
Chainlink pattern preview with three pages. The first has a grid, the second no grid, and the third has a grid and symmetry elements.
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Creator: Madonna Yoder

Diagrammer: Madonna Yoder

This pattern is for making the pictured Chainlink tessellation on fabric. 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) and Adrienne Sack.

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