Cards based on the triangle, circle and square Cards based on the pentagon, oval and rectangle Cards based on the hexagon, diamond and basic shape
Maruscha Gaasenbeek teaches adult education courses on paperfolding and cardmaking in the Netherlands. Tine Beauveser teaches courses on subjects ranging form bookbinding to arranging flowers and card making. They are the authors of "Colorful Iris Folding," "Elegant Iris Folding," and "Fun with Paper Crafts."
Mar 08 Iris folding is a simple technique that involves folding papers to create beautiful, spiralling patterns. Combining three previously published books by the same authors: Iris Folding Compendium, Iris Folding Compendium Part 2 and Iris Folding Compendium Part 3, this 272-page book represents a fantastic source of inspiration and ideas for over 460 cards for all occasions. * Machine Knitting Monthly * Feb 08 Delve into this book for an amazingly thorough guide to iris folding! If you've tried this fascinating technique before and fancy a new challenge then this is the book for you. Inside you'll find everything you need to try it tonight. With hundreds of different templates for you to use, step-by-step photos are kept to a minimum so there's more room to show you the inspiring finished cards. There's quite a lot to take in, so why not enjoy the chance to curl up with your craft kit and a cuppa while you choose which project to start with? * Papercraft Inspirations * March 08 If you've always fancied having a go at iris folding but not quite sure where to start then don't miss the latest book from Search Press which is a complete compendium of iris folding. It provides a guide to basic techniques along with templates and clear instructions for 460 different card designs. The book is split into sections, each one based around a variety of iris folding shapes. Lots of different ideas, designs and themes are given for each shape including flowers, cakes, animals and dragonflies. * Making Cards * Nov 07 This is the ultimate iris folding book containing all the patterns from the previous three compendiums, which in turn contain the patterns from the small square books that papercrafters know and love. But if you are new to the hobby and don't know what it is all about don't worry, for some basic instructions are given. These are not quite as basic as those in the original booklets however, which helpfully explained all about how the hobby came about and what you need to obtain, how to cut and prepare it etc. Instead, the patterns are grouped in three basic sections; depending on what basic shape they are based upon. I couldn't find any mention of the width of strip needed or how to fold it, so I would rate the book as being definitely aimed at improvers; any beginners reading this had better get hold of one of the original books, or one of Search Press' own iris folding books. Here though is a treasure trove of patterns, all of them shown made up to give inspiration and with brief instructions. There are patterns for Christmas and Easter, new baby, celebrations, invitations and any time you need a card. Cats, pots, clothes, plants, parasols, eggs, abstract shapes, wine glasses etc are all here, together with many more and once you have the hang of it, here is a wonderful way of recycling old envelopes, unwanted mailshots, wrapping paper and any other paper you might otherwise throw away. Was being green ever such fun?! * Myshelf.com * Iris Folding is a beautiful way to create and design cards. The effect is stunning, just like looking into the center of a camera and with a few neat folds and colourful paper, you can achieve almost any picture. From starting your project, the design, paper choice and size, triangle circles and squares, and other shapes are formed into a spectacular showpiece. Instructions that are easy to follow are given in visual and written format and the templates are full sized but can be adapted to each card specification. You can use scrap pieces of paper, such as newspaper, junk mail etc so no special tools are really required. Even the smallest member of your family can do this craft, I imagine a rainy afternoon of fun and creativity will make everyone happy. This colourful glossy book is beautifully presented. Complete with techniques, hints and tips it is a good teaching guide and absolutely perfect for any papercrafter. -- Tracy Shephard * Postcard Reviews *