Category Archives: paper folding

Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: The Index

To make it a little easier to find that post you vaguely remember seeing earlier in December, here’s the index for the 2021 Advent Calendar. Posts with an asterisk at the end contain instructions for DIY artist’s books. (Clicking on … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Twenty-four and Modular Accordions

Today’s instructions are for a modular accordion. This accordion is a logical simplification of a structure I have used before. It is based on multi-part accordion I made some time ago inspired by the modular paper works of origamist Tomoko … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Three and More Ways to Fold an Accordion

On Day One I showed you the Keith Smith instructions for an Oriental Fold Book. This is not, however, the method used by Japanese binders. I learned the Japanese method from this book:

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… and another new flexagon.

Last week I posted a new flexagon/fidget toy I invented after Paula Beardell Kreig inspired me to play with little squares of paper. I came up with a second design, which is the subject of this week’s post.

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Make Your Own Pocket/Hedi Kyle Panorama Book: Part Two

Last week I posted instructions for a model of a book structure that combines a pocket/modular accordion book with the panels from Hedi Kyle’s Panorama Book. This week’s post shows you how to make two projects based on that structure: … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Pocket/Hedi Kyle Panorama Book: Part One

I have been posting teasers about this project for a few weeks, and it’s finally here: the Pocket/Panorama Book. It is a combination of the pocket (modular accordion) book structure I played with at the start of this year and … Continue reading

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Week Four of my #99dayproject and a Modular Accordion

I finished another seven squares for my 99 day project this week. Monday was lilacs.

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Body Language

As I mentioned last Sunday, I am participating in the #areyoubookenough_bodylanguage challenge. I spent the first part of the week making square and triangular paper beads out of the pages of a discarded book.  

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Scatterbrained

I am a bit unfocused at the moment, being without a long-term goal like an exhibition. (It’s also Spring —at least some days—which doesn’t help.) I am contemplating doing one of those #100daychallenge art things on Instagram, but so far … Continue reading

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Pocket Book: Theme and Variations Part Four

I am still on the hunt for the origin of the structure Wendy Feldberg used for her little swatch book. I briefly thought I had found it when I saw a very small image of this book by Cherryl Moote, … Continue reading

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