This Could Be The Start Of Something Small

The Saskatchewan Craft Council has put out a Call for Entry and I am thinking about making something.

This members show is open to Saskatchewan Craft Council members in good standing (excluding Patrons and Organizational memberships). The Saskatchewan Craft Council welcomes submissions in all craft media by members at any stage of your career (emerging, mid career, or established).

Small Quirks?

You may interpret this theme according to your own intent, perhaps you allow for a ‘quirk of fate’ while experimenting with your medium. You might portray a whimsical and fantastical aesthetic— or address the humour and joy in the function and tactility of craft. Perhaps you have habits of making, your own special ‘quirks,’ or your practice deals with alternative or idiosyncratic qualities or materials.

We are looking forward to seeing your submissions.

I have been experimenting with one of the modular structures  from Tomoko Fuse’s book Origami Quilts. (The link is for an online version in English.) Here’s the structure I have been playing with.

The image at the top of the post shows two variations: Fuse’s original version on the right and my version on the left with the sides folded in one additional time. I will be using it with the ‘back’ as the front, as shown below.

I can also make the connectors smaller in relation to the sides.

The main panels will have papercut patterns in them so that a different colour shows through the holes, much like the panels in my previous work, The Elements.

I can also add a colour inside the connectors.

I have been creating possible colour layouts in Photoshop.

Nothing is final.

In other book arts news:

As some of you know, I have a fondness for maps.

If you do as well, you might enjoy reading “A Vanishing Nova: Uranographia Britannica“.


This is the last day to register for The Paper Year.


You can learn more about it and register here.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004. I also create prints and drawings that are frequently text-inspired or text-based.
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