Category Archives: free printable

Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Three

The origami forum with the image of Laurent Sui’s gift for Madame Burgos (see previous post) mentioned a book by Maying Soong, The Art of Chinese Paper Folding. It even provided a link to an on-line copy which I immediately … Continue reading

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How To Make A Woven Book Structure

Today’s post includes a printable pdf and instructions for assembling a book structure I have named Orihime in honour of the heroine of the Tanabata legend. I mentioned on Friday that July 7th, 2017 was the official third anniversary of … Continue reading

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A DIY Easter Bunny

I am posting a day early because tomorrow morning I will be busy cooking turkey and accompaniments for a 1 p.m. Easter Dinner. Yesterday’s Friday Night Flick was my 300th post. In celebration (and because it is seasonally appropriate) here is … Continue reading

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A DIY Valentine for 2017

As I promised in mid-January, today’s post is a set of instructions for making a valentine inspired by my experimentations with Hedi Kyle’s panel book structure. If you didn’t make a sample of the panel book for yourself, you might … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Manifold and the Women’s March

I like puzzles and I like origami, so I was intrigued when I discovered Manifold. Since there is a printable pdf with five of the puzzles, I went ahead and tried some out. (Note: the pdf is designed for A4 paper so … Continue reading

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How To Make A Hedi Kyle Panel Book

I have been playing with panel books again. This week it was because I received notice from CBBAG Saskatchewan that the new book swap is officially on. There are 16 participants, and each will produce 16 copies of a particular … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Plants

It’s been a while since I have posted a paper stop-motion video. This week’s flick by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam, while not as polished as The Little Prince, has it’s own simple charm.     If you would like … Continue reading

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Sir Hornbook

It’s been a while since I posted about one of my early books. Sir Hornbook was created for a local book arts guild swap in 2006. The structure assigned for the swap was “scroll”, which I didn’t find very exciting so … Continue reading

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A DIY Christmas Accordion Book

I spent quite a bit of my time last week preparing a Christmas accordion book for you to download and make. The cutout is based on an imagined skyline of the town of Bethlehem, and the text consists of the first verse of O … Continue reading

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More Free Stuff: A Cookie Recipe, A Card, And A Book

Earlier this week a friend who lives in Idaho asked in an email if we had snow yet. The answer is yes, a little bit, but mostly what we have is cold. It’s a good time to stay inside and … Continue reading

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