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'Folded Secrets Folk Art books'
Ruth Smith
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Monday 27th July to Wednesday 29th July

Folded Secrets projects are an ingenious combination of origami and book-making. They are inspired by a folk art tradition from SW China where wallet-like books containing 3D boxes and pockets were used to store embroidery threads and precious family mementoes. On this three-day course you can expect to make two different styles, one with 15 opening sections and another with pages, pockets and a cloth cover wrapped with a tasselled cord. A requirements list and cutting layouts are provided beforehand so that you will come prepared with paper cut ready for folding. Step by step instructions are given along with ideas for decoration from finished examples and Chinese originals. There will be a materials cost from £15 per student.
Folded RUTH SMITH has a particular interest in the festival dress, textiles and needlework equipment found in remote SW China. She gives talks and workshops on stitch and little known paperfolding techniques and has written Miao Embroidery From SW China, Folded Secrets Project Books 1-4 and edited Minority Textile techniques: Costumes from SW China.

Folded Secrets is on Instagram

Course Cost for 3 days £ 141
Non Refundable Deposit £ 60.