Origami Truchet Tiling

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT
High Intermediate
Winnie Leung
Kathleen Sheridan
Winnie Leung

For our last class we will travel down under to Australia and meet up with Winnie Leung. She will be teaching us about Truchet Tiles. Truchet Tiles were first described by Sebastian Truchet way back in 1704. The original version consists of squares split along the diagonal, with one half colored black and one half colored white (which means there are 4 possible variations). These 4 tiles can then be combined to form very intricate patterns.

In this class, Winnie will demonstrate a simple method to create any combination of Truchet Tiling of any size (in theory) via origami.
But be prepared to do lots of closed sinks!
(There won’t be enough time to make the 6x6 model. However, we’ll go through enough theory and practice so you can make your own big version in your own time).


A few sheets of strong 6” paper like Tant or copy paper (cut into squares). Kami is not recommended-too fragile.