THE BASICS OF TESSELLATION

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How about triangles other than equilateral ones? Once again, if used in pairs, they will form parallelograms or kite shapes and we have seen that these do tessellate! (In the case of kites, you will need 4 to make 2 parallelograms).

Enough of geometric shapes. What about irregular shapes like animals and birds - much more interesting - how do we find shapes like these and make picture tessellations? Well, you must start with a basic shape that will tessellate - that's why geometric shapes are important. Click the next button to go on to DIY picture construction methods...

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