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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