Category: paper

Modular origami wreaths

Note to self: have a quick origami project ready at hand for the holidays. Make ornaments or garlands to give as gifts or slip into holiday greeting cards. This has been very satisfying. I...

Paste paper workshop

I attended a zoom retreat with the Handmade Book Club. The topic: making paste paper. I’ve made it in two workshops over the years, but all the paste and materials and space was arranged...

Black walnut dyeing

I collected black walnuts last fall from a park in Danbury, Connecticut. I stored them in a plastic shopping bag and did not make any progress in processing them. Recently I was reorganizing my...

Buttonhole books

The second book I made at a Chapter II workshop with Margo Klass was the buttonhole book. I really enjoyed making this structure and made a second one at home. I bought more large...

Plant portraits

Sixteen plant portraits on Hahnemühle Ingres paper I made these in preparation for Margo Klass’s concertina class tomorrow. I will need to use 8 to 12 of them for glueing into the album. When...

Talisman book

I stitched my four winds books into a dyed and embroidered cloth cover. The cover was made from an old damask napkin, folded in half. The pages were attached with a three-hole pamphlet stitch....

Diagonal pocket book

I made these from stash paper. This was the April challenge from my Facebook Group, Crafting Handmade Books. Instructions: structure #23, The Diagonal Pocket on page 116 of The Art of the Fold, by...