Saturday 11th September to Sunday 12th September
The projects are inspired by an intriguing
Chinese Folk-Art tradition. These folded
paper books contain beautifully decorated
3D compartments, cloth covers and a
wraparound cord. You can choose to make
one of two versions. 1: New to my courses?
Make a Folded Secrets Keepsake Book with
15 opening compartments. The construction
is simpler than option 2. but the opportunity
to decorate it is just as much fun. 2: Folded
Secrets Folk-Art Book. A chunky, richly decorated
type with 11 compartments, pages,
and a distinctive red cloth cover with tassels.
Traditionally both examples are decorated
inside with flowers, birds, figures, and stylised
motifs. A requirements list and cutting layout
are provided before the workshop so that you
come with the paper cut ready for folding.
There will be a materials cost from £10 to £15 per
RUTH SMITH has a special
interest in the traditional textile
crafts of the minority Miao and
Dong peoples of remote SW China.
An enthusiastic and experienced
tutor she is obsessed with making
books inspired by the little-known
tradition of ‘zhen xian bao’, sadly
in decline. She has written several
books which celebrate stitch and
unusual book structures and loves
to share and pass on these craft
Folded Secrets is on Instagram