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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Book a Week 2014. Week 36

Week of 8 September

Origami Folded Books Class

Here are some photos of the books made by my students in my Origami Folded Books class.
I had all the supplies cut and ready to fold and assemble. I included some die cuts shapes (butterflies, snowflakes) to make shaped books with recycled book pages. These turned out great, and we all had a fun evening of folding and assembling.

Here's a snowflake book, ready to hang on the tree:

A heart-shaped bookmark:

I love the house-shaped bear book

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Book a Week 2014. Week 34

Week of 25 August
Little books class.

I planned this class to be one in which we used found paper and the bindings were simple.

Here I found these cool paint chips at the store, and did a modified Japanese Stab Binding, with eyelets.

Here I used pages from an old Readers Digest book, paint chips, and a fake flower stamen from the craft store. Can't find an easier binding than that:

This binding was probably too hard for this class. I used playing cards as covers for this Coptic Binding.

This might be in competition for the easiest binding. I took store bought notepads, and glued pretty paper on the cover.

Kind of a match book style, I folded in half a paint chip and bound it with a Japanese Stab Binding with small washers.

and I lined it with pretty roses and cute roller skates paper: