In recent years there has been a great buzz around tessellations! This is a way of making a pattern where one or more shapes are placed together leaving no spaces between them, and then repeated over and over --- think of a bathroom floor or wall. Origami tessellations have folded shapes that are repeated over and over using just one piece of paper, or sometimes fabric.
We will practice open, closed, and hybrid square twists, then use them to make the Square Knots Weave tessellation.
Three smaller squares 15 x 15 cm (6”), folded into 8 x 8 square grids;
One larger square 20 to 35 cm (8-14“), folded into a 32 x 32 square grid;
A strong paper like Tant or Skytone is recommended, although kami will also work.