The Art of the Fold

This wonderful book, The Art of the Fold, gives clear instructions with excellent illustrations for making folded books and related structures. The authors, Hedi Kyle and her daughter, Ulla Warchol, came up with crown books, blizzard books, pocket books and a lot more. AS I tried out some of the structures on the first snowy day of the year, it was cool to read that they had come up with them on another snowy day; hence the name. And now I see it’s the wellspring of all those Instagram/Etsy booklets with pockets full of thingies. Looks like everyone knew about this book but me, but better late than never!

I love gluing and sewing, so avoiding them in bookmaking is not a priority, but it’s fun to explore. The crown book is magic: a book with easily removable and replaceable pages, either multiple folios or one long accordion. I feel some ideas stirring! And I am glad to have made a box to contain and protect Journey by Rail. I love snowy days!