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The Beautiful Art of Book Folding

Do you disapprove of people who fold down the corners of the pages in books? Well so do I, usually, though I’m making an exception for The Folded Book Company. I love their intricate creations. Book folders use patterns, which are adapted to the number of pages in each book, with a specially created ruler to fold down pages to create a 3D design. Unlike papercutting, the pages are only folded so the book remains an intact object; you could still read it if you wanted to. This is my slightly wonky attempt. book folding

There’s a full range of patterns to buy on Etsy. I’m working up to the anatomically correct version of the above. 

They’re a lovely gift for the book lover in your life. Christmas is coming…

What do you think of folded books? What design would you make?

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The Best Valentine’s Cards for Writers

I was looking for one that said, ‘looking into your eyes is like getting a five star Amazon review that’s not from a relation’, but alas, these were the best I could do. They were all discovered on the craft wonderland that is Etsy. Click on any image to open the gallery.

 

What do you make of my choices? Could you write a better one? Please leave a comment below.

See my favourite Valentine’s gifts for book lovers here. If you’re not in the Valentine mood, read my post about magnificent single people in literature here.

If this has brought you any joy whatsoever, please like and share.

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