### The Basic Twists of Origami Tessellations, and a New Video Series

How and why to fold tessellations, and help in getting started.

### Diagrams: Brain Teaser Surprise

A nifty module that can be arranged in numerous ways.

### Videos: The Advent of Tess 2023 - 25 Days of Tessellation Tutorials

A new series of instructional videos to get you started with tessellations ... or to fold just for fun.

### Fractal Origami for Beginners

by Ushio Ikegami
This is the first-ever published guide to fractal folding. If you find Ushio, give him John’s message.

### Progressive Corrugation Development: Sourdough Miura Ori to Stretch Your Imagination and Beyond

A framework for creating new tessellations from a basic starting point. Crease patterns can be downloaded as a PDF booklet.

### 25 Tessellations, 25 Days — Explore the ‘Advent of Tess’ Video Series

Learn about a series of free online classes to get you started with tessellations.

### Boston Students Win With Origami at NASA Space Apps Challenge

by Takeshi Tatsumi, Hanna Suzuki, Yuto Yashiro and Misaki Tatsumi
The journey of young origami enthusiasts to reach the pinnacle of an international science and technology event.

A tessellation that results in a curved surface with varied levels of reflection.

### Diagrams: Box With Woven Triangles IV

A printable crease pattern and photo diagrams for the top along with directions for making a masu box bottom to fit.

### Diagrams: Fractal Pyramid

by Ushio Ikegami
This is the only diagrammed origami model that simulates a true mathematical fractal. It makes a pyramid shape with many branches. No one has yet successfully folded a version without cutting the paper; the version in the picture (folded by the author) was made by carefully cutting the crease pattern into several pieces, folding these using the recursive folding instructions, and then gluing them back together. The challenge of folding recursive diagrams as well as the dexterity involved to not destroy the paper easily put this model in the supercomplex category.

### Book Review: ’Six Simple Twists’ By Benjamin DiLeonardo-Parker

More a textbook than a typical book of diagrams, “Six Simple Twists” is a comprehensive guide for tessellation lovers.

### Crease Pattern: Octagonal Iso-Area Self-Similar Flower

A fun crease pattern that can repeat infinitely to the center folds an octagon into a geometric flower design, where the front and back of the paper look the same.

### Diagrams: Blooming Fractal Flower

by Joanna Sobczyk, diagrams by Adam Szewczyk
Diagrams for a beautiful fractal flower from a hexagon with color change. A very advance design for someone who has only been folding since 2013.

### Pre-scoring Machines Demystified

Kate Lukasheva offers a very interesting Q&A on pre-scoring machines.

### Diagrams: Rose Quilt

by Usman Rosyidhi
Diagrams for the Rose Quilt, by Usman Rosyidhi, from Indonesia.

### Crease Pattern: Distorta2016

Here is Distorta2016 by Alessandro Beber.

### Exhibit: Tsunagu Gallery Meets Tomoko Fuse

For your enjoyment, here are photos from a small exhibition of Tomoko Fuse's art at the Tsunagu Gallery in Tokyo.

### Crease Patterns: Distorta2009

Here are some crease patterns for a number of Alessandro Beber's beautiful high intermediate creations.

### Crease Pattern: Propellers Tessellation

An exploration of a propeller tessellation formed from standard square twists.

### Theme and Variation

by Thomas R. Crain
This article explores several variations in a square twist crease pattern that may be achieved simply by varying the mountain/valley assignment of the same underlying crease pattern.

### Diagrams: Ashok Stambh

by Vishwas Deval
Diagrams for an Indian emblem designed by Vishwas Deval.

### Folding Wood

The story of a process developed for folding rigid wood laminate, with crease patterns, images, and recipes.

### Crease Patterns: 3D Wall and Octet Truss

Two 3D tessellations: a brick wall and an octahedral-tetrahedral truss network.

### Diagrams: The Zipper Tessellation and Variations

The Zipper Tessellation is a good starting point for many variations, such as the Zipper Ring and Vase, presented here with crease patterns and some diagrams.

### Tessellations and How to Get Started

Tessellations have become increasingly popular in origami. But it's not always easy to get started. This article introduces some videos that can help you on the way.

### How to Prove that Origami is Hard

by Tom Hull
A summary of Bern & Hayes' proof that flat-foldability in origami is computationally hard!