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 was a personal Project where I wanted to make a very detailed pattern then fold it myself to see what I could do for some possible original art and book folding patterns in the future. All I have to say is I’m never doing this pattern again. Besides being WAY too detailed the measuring alone almost took 100 hours to complete I also don’t think books this large hold details, as well as I, was hoping. I used a copy of A Dance with Dragons to make this but it had a broken spine and the pages started to slouch. I learned a lot about how much detail to include and I hope my next project turns out much better. This one was a little disappointing.
I created a little collection of pictures as I worked on this project on Twitter.