Basic Folds

Colour Project – Shadows, Part 2

Working through the book Folding Techniques for Designers by Paul Jackson, there are lots of samples, so I am going to show them all in thumbnail size with a brief description of each category.

Dividing Paper 1Dividing Paper 2Dividing Paper 3Dividing Paper 4Dividing Paper 5

These are examples of the basic folding technique, dividing a piece of paper into 8ths, 16ths etc. This can be done simply without measuring. A great, way to get even Shibori folds throughout a piece of fabric…

Grid Divisions1Grid Divisions 2Grid Divisions 3Grid Divisions 5

The same folds as above, varying the direction of the folds to create grids.

Symetrical Repeats 1Symetrical Repeats 2Symetrical Repeats 3Symetrical Repeats 4Symetrical Repeats 5Symetrical Repeats 6Symetrical Repeats 7Symetrical Repeats 8Symetrical Repeats 9

Symmetrical Repeats – Great inspiration here!

Symetrical Repeats 10They then became more challenging…

At this point I moved onto Stretch, Skew and Polygon samples, simpler folds and much more likely to be interpreted into fabric.

Stretch and Skew 1Stretch and Skew 2Stretch and Skew 3

Polygons 1



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