Welcome to Advent of Tessellations!
We'll be getting this party started on December 1st, and going strong through Christmas Day.
Each day, a new tessellation tutorial and PDF will appear at the bottom of this page at midnight Eastern time (GMT-5).
Watch the video below for more details and for background info that won't be in the tutorials - aka how to cut a hexagon easily and precisely and how to fold a 16-fold grid on it.
And join the community on Discord - we'd love to see how you're doing and give a helping hand.
If you're new to Discord, you'll need to create an account first and maybe click the link again to arrive in the Gathering Folds server. Once you're there, follow the directions in the #welcome-and-rules channel to see the #advent-of-tess channel!
One last thing - when you post these mini tesses to social media, please use #AdventOfTess so everyone can know where you learned it!
While I don't have the exact paper pack options listed in the video anymore, I do have other options covering a wide range of functionality:
The Full Paper Pack has 75 sheets of 19x12.5 inch Skytone in various colors with the large and small hexagon templates, a bone folder, a bag of clips, and a red-and-blue colored pencil.
The medium and small hexagon templates are available separately.
Cutting tools are also available, including a 14x14 inch rotating cutting mat, a rotary cutter, and a clear quilting ruler.
Last but not least, 50 sheets of 19x12.5 inch Skytone paper are available on their own with a variety of colors included in each pack.
Note: these links go to the other side of my website, which has a separate login system. You can add as many of each pack to the cart as you want and then check out once to minimize shipping charges.
Day 1: Cluster 6 Front
Today's tessellation focuses on the most basic twist available on triangle grids: closed triangle twists.
We'll use these twists in clusters of six, where each twist has two close neighbors and one far neighbor.Download PDF
Day 6: Triangle Double-Bar Wells
Open hexagons and closed triangles may be the most versatile combination of twists ever. Today we'll alternate between these two twists on opposite sides of the paper.Download PDF
Day 12: Convergence
One of the great things about this arrangement of twists is the flexibility of twist choices - today we swap in open triangles instead of the closed ones from yesterday!Download PDF
Day 14: Open Lens Stars
This arrangement of twists is less flexible than the arrangement in days 9-12, but we can still change the triangle twist if we shift the rhombi away from the hexagon.Download PDF
Day 21: OT Linked Flowers
And we can bring those rhombi to the front side too! If you're looking for more of a challenge, try putting closed hexagons on the back in place of the rhombi. ;)Download PDF
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