Howzit guys and girls :)
It's been a while since my last instructable, so I thought I'd jump back in with something tricky. I saw a pic of this on the internet somewhere, i think it was originally done by Dirk Eisner. The folding on this model is really simple, but the weaving is extremely hard! Just the kind of stuff I love. More time making the puzzle, less time making the pieces.
You will need:
Patience. Lots of it.
48 2x1 rectangles.
OK lets go!
Step 1: Baby steps
Start white side up.
Valley fold in half, then in quarters. You should know the drill by now :)
Step 2: The 45 degree angle
Follow the pictures. These folds give us a 45 degree angle. Repeat at the top.
Step 3: The pockets
Fold the left side of the paper to the middle, and form a pocket by reversing where the (new) left edge meets the 45 degree fold. Repeat on the right hand side.
Step 5: Construction
There are your pieces! Easy peasy :)
I will leave the weaving as a puzzle for the dedicated folder to figure out.
Here's a pic of the cubes in different colours: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8147849697_ddbb...
And another one, from a different angle: http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8328/8147842179_1fb...
And a last one. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8147844683_eb34...
Thats all I had, if I can do it so can you!
Good luck, and enjoy the challenge!