More folded structures for this week's book making classes, including one of my favourite folded books - the "blizzard book" or "crown binding"
I never tire of this clever construction devised by Hedi Kyle.
I love that from a single sheet of paper you can fold such a strong structure, that can stand alone as a book, yet can also have pages inserted and various covers added. If you want to know how to make one of these books, I posted a tutorial a couple of years ago.
Of course, as I was making these samples for my classes it wasn't long before I started to wonder how small I could make one of these blizzard books...
And so the next little matchbox book on my list... a lace book... just happens to be a very tiny blizzard book.
And inside each of the folds is a tiny sample of lace from my collection of bits and bobs.
Nearly everyone who has received one of these books comments on how they are taken by surprise at how small they actually are... despite the fact that we all know the size of a small matchbox. Even a close up with my thumb doesn't really give a sense of the scale.
I admit I was really pleased with this book, so it made it very difficult to come up with an idea for a second lace book.
But this little one with folded pockets seem to have fitted the bill
And has let me include more little samples of lace inside its pockets
And the final book I finished this weekend has been another bird themed book
I rather like these little sleeves for keeping the books shut so they are appearing a lot.
And just because I like the structure so much... another blizzard book too.
I hope the recipients like them too!