In response to requests, she posted some images of the construction a day later.
Wendy does not know the source of the book structure. I spent some time searching the Internet unsuccessfully. Even Pinterest failed me, as I could not find a similar enough construction to pin, thus sending the Pinterest bots on the hunt for more of the same.
I was intrigued by the possibilities offered by the combinations of the two units. The structure shown in Wendy’s first image is this:
The individual pocket pages are connected by a second folded page which is the same height and twice the width of the pocket page. Here’s my first model.
The image below shows two pocket pages connected by a double width page. I folded the pocket pages over the red card stock connector to ensure a good fit. I also went back and rounded the interior corners, as the copier paper I used for the model tended to catch and bend when I closed the book. (This was exacerbated by the fact that my yellow copier paper came with two pre-dinged corners.)
When the two-page unit is flipped over, you can see a vertical gap. The left half of the next red card stock connector slides in here under the left hand yellow page. The right half slides into the back right hand side of the next two-page unit.
The two-page units can easily be added or removed.
You can also vary the structure by changing the orientation of the yellow pocket pages.
If you want to lock the pocket pages more firmly in place, you can add connectors through the fore-edge openings of the pockets. (This hides the backs of the pocket pages so that they are not available for use.)
You can make an accordion book by alternately connecting the pocket pages from the back and the front,
which led me to think of folding double pages.
That led —pretty much inevitably— to more variations which I will show you next week.
In other book arts news:
If you enjoyed reading about antique puzzle purse valentines last week, and would like to try making other historic valentines, this could be the workshop for you!
More detailed information and a link for pre-registration can be found here.