|| Gallery Book with
I first saw this book
about ten years ago in an exhibit at a calligraphy mini conference.
|| Gallery Book
This has become a common
book to see at conferences and art shows all over North America.
It has so many possible uses and it is a great way to showcase
beautiful bits of decorated paper and delicate lettering.
Angled gallery Book
These designs are not restricted to squares.
This book is made from pasre decorated Arches Text Wove.
||Chinese Sewing Kit
This pattern is based on a traditional
Chinese Sewing Kit. The kit is a great
gift to make for needle workers,
stamp collectors and other paper lovers. (sample by Lisa Cheung)
Even though I have made
many times, it still amazes me that they start out as one sheet
of flat paper. Ranny Bogart decorated this kaleidocycle with radiating
coloured pencil designs.
The kleidocycle rotates
when you gently push the triangles on the top into the centre
or pull them toward the outside. The next face is revealed and
you can continue rotating the form Making a kaleidocycle from
striped paper (in this case with paste decorated card stock) will
remind you of the kaleidoscopes you played with as a child.
>Two pieces of bookbinding board, a few slits, a little ribbon and voila!
A wallet that will amaze all for years to come.
Tuck some paper money
(or a small notecard) inside, close the covers, open them back
up and the money has magically transported itself under the ribbons.
This structure is so
fascinating, so hypnotic, that everyone wants to hold it, manipulate
it, and own it.
This flexagon is a wonderful
little handful of delight. It is easy to make and turns so easily
that it can be quite soothing to sit and manipulate it.
My husband says that this was created in the 1200’s, when men
were men and women could not draw circles, this is a simple project
to add to your collection. Actually it is a variation on the square
quatragon that came to me one night when I had insomnia
Once open, various unique shapes appear. The faces are amazing and
can be embellished with stamping, lettering and decorated papers.
This form revolves around
and around itself revealing four faces. It is a wonderful flexagon
to use to create a special alphabet book or a fascinating birthday
First discovered by Arthur Stone, a graduate student at Princeton in
1939, the hexaflegon has fascinated mathematicians for decades.
This flexagon opens like a flower bud to reveal new
faces as it flips and turns. It starts as a long strip of paper
which you fold and wind to create a series of equilateral triangles