More Book Folding

After I made that adorable book hedgehog, I took to the internet to find more book folding ideas.  In terms of shapes like the hedgehog the most common things I found were fairy houses like these…

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.and candles like these…


But there is a whole other side to book folding.  You can retain the book shape and create an image in the edge of the pages.  Like these…

And there are a couple of different methods to do this.  Measure and Fold requires measuring down the side of the page at two points per page, and folding the corners to those marks.

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Cut and Fold requires marking the page at various points, cutting into the page a little and then folding back.

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Then there’s the Combi method, which folds the top and bottom corners and has the cutting method along the edge of the page.

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I’ve attempted the Measure and Fold method so far.  I started with a heart pattern I found attached to a YouTube tutorial…

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After that I went hunting for more patterns and found a website called Folded Book Art which has a LOT of lovely free patterns.  And I went a little nerdy.

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Generally these type of book folds are done with hardback books.  I’m told you can add card to the covers of a paperback book, but I’ve yet to try that.  I’ve recently been culling my books, so before I sent them off to the charity shop, I rescued a whole bunch of hardback books.  One was in beautiful condition, but very thin (usually you need several hundred pages), so I used it to test doing a letter.

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Next to try is a Cut and Fold pattern.  I’ll let you know how that goes.


Author: Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/artist/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.

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