Mom and Tulips

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create new patterns that people had asked her about but there were no patterns available that matched what they wanted. I’ve picked up a couple of programs that are used to create these patterns and these are the final results of some of the patterns I’ve created.

This book was a late mothers day gift for a friend of my moms. I probably could have made a lot more of these but I only learned how to work with the program shortly before mothers day. This pattern was also inspired by another pattern that my mom had seen online and I liked the idea of not doing some of the outside folds for the pattern to give it a unique shape. Though the program did not support this I simply made a note to my mother as she created it to ignore the top and bottom folds until the measurement changed about two-thirds of the way through the book.

Mom and Tulips

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