Folding books

folding books

For those of us with busy hands: rhythmic, repetitive folding. You can do it without fear of crochet catastrophes or dropping knitted stitches. All it takes is an old book (or two).

folding books

You'll also need a craft knife (for trimming away excess pages) and something flat to lean on. Then fold away until you've created your own literary sculptures. You can suspend them, lantern-like, from hooks or adorn your shelves with them - they never fail to attract interest.

Suddenly, shabby old paperbacks become things of beauty.

It's surprisingly easy to teach yourself (and experiment). Try searching for 'book page folding' on Pinterest for inspiration.  

Curated by

Sarah Hardman

Sarah lives over at Mitenska, where she chronicles life's simple pleasures.

She's a keen photographer, writer and tea drinker. Her favourite things include collecting treasures from her daily rambles, baking cake, rainy days and cosying up with a good book.

She resides in the Pennines with her partner and little boy.