At the annual Cook Up at Qld Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists in January Di ran a workshop on Folded Book Art. I took rather a shine to it. Although there is the option to cut and glue the book to achieve even more dramatic forms I prefer to just fold as I like that the book isn’t destroyed. That has always been my issue with Altered Books – most books I can’t bring myself to change.
I gave this one the title “Revenge is Sweet” because it is a copy of “Far from the Madding Crowd”. Sorry to any Thomas Hardy fans out there but no one likes the books they had to read for school.
I like with folded book art that you can chose to highlight elements like images …
… Or items left between the pages. In this case a Clothing Swing Tag
used as a bookmark and fitted well with the book’s title.
As you can see from the pic below I might have an addiction brewing ….
Oh, and an idea for an installation.