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 project that was intended for as a gift for one of my mom’s friends. This one book actually inspired a lot more arts and crafts projects that I had no part in creating but this book was the center piece. The original idea was to make the book folding pattern into one of the Death Note comic books but the books were too small and had too few pages to show off the pattern. In the end, my mom used the comic book to make some other cool stuff but I only made the pattern for the book folding.