Folded Handmade Books: A Workshop
Small, handmade books are a wonderful and easy way to create a lasting and memorable holiday gift. They can be used as greeting cards; mini scrap-books; a place to record a poem or some favorite quotations; or even a blank canvas for your art-work. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn to make three simple, folded books: a hidden book, an accordion pants book, and a snake book. We’ll talk about various ways that you might decorate your books to make some special gifts and you’ll have a chance to practice with stickers, stamps, and decorative papers if you want to finish your books in the class. Each book takes just one sheet of paper and requires no special skills. Susan Aylward has been making small, handmade books for over a decade, mostly as Christmas presents for her thirteen grand-nieces and nephews.