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The Art of the Fold: One-Sheet Books, part 2

Today marks the fifth entry in my series of posts detailing my adventures working through Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol‘s new book, The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures. This post focuses on the remaining structures in chapter three, One-Sheet Books.

If you’re new to my blog, then you should know that I’ve been posting my structure of the day on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there. You can click on the name of each structure below and you’ll be taken to its related post over there. No pressure though – as you can see by this post, I’m also writing roundups on my blog on a biweekly-ish basis.

Holy sheet, here we go!

22. Tree Fold
This structure looks a lot like the Fishbone Fold, but with one big difference – the width of the pages changes instead of remaining the same. The movement of the book is similar – when you open it by pulling on the center tab, the sections pop open. I used Chiyogami this time around and it worked well.

Tree Fold - folded paper book

Tree Fold - folded paper book23. Diagonal Pocket (here and here)
The Diagonal Pocket is awesome because you can use it as a book cover. If you decide to make one for your Tree Fold book (as Hedi recommends), then note that the provided paper dimensions will result in a structure that doesn’t fit correctly. Thankfully, Hedi provides directions for creating a folder that will fit a text block in your choice of size. The paper size you’ll need to accommodate the Tree Fold book is 13″ high x 14″ wide with grain running short. It took approximately 12″ of thread to bind the book using a pamphlet stitch.

Diagonal Pocket - folded paper structure

Diagonal Pocket - folded paper structure

Diagonal Pocket - folded paper structure with Tree Fold bound in

24. Booklet Fold Variations
You get multiple structures for the price of one here! Using a four-section booklet as a starting point, you can create three additional books with simple modifications. As you can see, I used bug patterned papers for all four structures. Because bugs. The starting sheet size for each project is 11″ x 17″, although Hedi mentions that 8.5″ x 11″ is also an option. The name for each structure can be found below each image.

Four-Section Booklet

Four-section Booklet

Eight-Section Centre Cut Booklet

Eight-Section Centre Cut

Eight-Section Offset Cut Booklet

Eight-Section Offset Cut Booklet

Seven-Section Dos-à-dos

Seven-Section Dos-à-dos

25. Booklet Fold Star Pop-Up
I’m going to say right off the bat that when Hedi recommends experimenting first, she’s not kidding! I think I made six models before I got this one right. After trying some different types of paper for this project, I definitely recommend going as lightweight as you can. The lighter the paper, the easier it is for the book to relax into the final star shape. 

Booklet Fold Star Pop-Up - folded paper book

I hope you enjoyed the second batch of structures in the One-Sheet Books chapter of The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures.

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