Book Folding Basics Explained

November 1, 2015

 

 

As Promised, here's the seven part tutorial 'A Book Folding Course'.

 

I put this book folding tutorial together to help people new to book folding get to grips with the basics. Once you have this knowledge it's a very easy craft to get involved with. That's one of the great things about book folding. It's also cheap!

 

You're likely to have all the tools you need to get started already and second hand books don't cost much, if anything, and are readily available.

 

Throughout the course we'll be using 'The Basic Heart Pattern' as pictured. You can download the pattern free of charge here.

 

 

 

 

Lesson One: Parts of The Book

 

This lesson introduces the parts of the book that we're interested in from a book folding perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Two: Choosing Your Book

 

In this lesson we discuss what we should be looking out for when choosing our book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Three: Equipment

 

There's not much equipment we need to get started as you'll see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Four: Types Of Patterns Explained

In lesson four we look at some of the different types of patterns available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Five: Finding Your Starting Page

 

In this lesson we work through the process of finding the first page to start begin folding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Six:  Making Your Marks

 

Here we start to make our marks in preparation for folding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Seven:  Types of Folds Explained And Completing The Basic Heart Pattern

 

In this final lesson we look at different folding options and complete the Basic Heart Pattern from start to finish.

 

 

 

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