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Hoodoo Hex Sheet
Article © MAIL User: Blaise
Like all Hoodoo weaves, Hoodoo hex likes a tight aspect ratio. This tutorial demonstrates using rings with an AR of 3, but the ideal range is probably somewhere between 2.8 and 3.5
Start by interlinking two rings. Keep it in mind that every ring in this weave has a "lean" to it, and if a ring leans the wrong way, the weave will have a flaw.
Add a third ring to the first two, passing it entirely through the internal plane of both rings. Make sure it is held such that it has the same lean as the others. A three ring cluster of Hoodoo is now complete. Note that in the example, the lean of this cluster is clockwise. This cluster of rings demonstrates the method by which every ring in the weave will be joined to others.
Begin another cluster by linking a ring through one of the rings from the previous cluster. Notice that this new cluster has a lean opposite to that of the first.
Complete this new cluster by adding a third ring to the first two, passing it entirely through the internal plane of both rings.
Returning to the original cluster, add another cluster to one of its free rings.
Again, add another cluster to "fill" the original cluster's free rings. This completes a basic linkage for the Hoodoo Hex weave.
Pick one of the outer clusters, and add another cluster to one of its free rings.
Now create a cluster on the adjacent free ring of the adjacent cluster. Note that the inside rings of the last two new clusters are interlinked, beginning yet another new cluster.
Add a ring to complete the the cluster incidentally created in the previous step. This will complete the first six sided cell of the web.
Starting from another free ring in the original basic Hoodoo Hex linkage created, repeat steps 7 through nine, creating another six sided cell..
Again repeat steps 7 through 9 for the last open side of the original linkage.
The web can now be extended along any of three axes, repeating steps 7 through 9 as long as necessary to achieve the desired result.
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