An innovative presentation of the craft-book genre, this volume offers an informative guide to paper crafts and projects by makers at the leading edge of today’s craft revival.
Paper crafts are as old as paper itself, with a profusion of different traditions originating around the world. The latest volume in the V&A’s Maker’s Guides series, Paper Crafts introduces a range of these fascinating traditions, offering paper projects inspired by a variety of diverse techniques, which are exemplified by objects from the V&A collection. From the classic Japanese art of origami to the gorgeously colourful and festive Polish “Wycinanki” folk decorations, the international scope of Paper Crafts is astonishing.
Paper Crafts also features a practical guide to tools, techniques, and materials for the modern paper crafter. Step-by-step projects contributed by experienced teachers and practitioners allow aspiring and established paper artists to hone their craft. With projects ranging from braided paper-string jewellery to a concertina paper-cut peepshow, from a silhouette family portrait to a handmade paper notebook, this book will introduce crafters to the immensely exciting creative possibilities of paper.230 illustrations