"Fabrigami" is the art of folding fabrics to create three-dimensional objects ranging from the practical to the whimsical. Like paper, there are countless beautiful fabric designs to choose from, only fabric has the virtue of being extremely durable.
"Fabrigami" began as origami legend Florence Temko's final project. Everyone knows that origami is the art of paper folding, but Temko had begun experimenting with folding fabric to make objects that are just as beautiful but more lasting than paper. Sadly, Temko passed away before the book was completed, but her collaborator, Jill Stovall, continued their work. Now, Stovall--with the help of Scott Stern, a rising young star of origami--brings "Fabrigami" to print for everyone to use and enjoy.
This book begins by presenting instructions on how to treat fabric so it holds a shape when folded. Then Stovall shares a series of fun craft projects with simple origami-style diagrams that you can use to make a range of lovely objects, including:
Fan-tastic Fold Earrings Evening Wine Coat Florence's Hexagon Box Cloth Kimono Card Cloth Couture High Heeled Shoe Pleated Peacock
Jill Stovall has been an educator, librarian, researcher, and writer for many years. Jill's love of origami and her friendship with Florence led her to bring "Fabrigami" to completion. When she's not sailing her boat across the world, Stovall lives in La Jolla, California.
Currently a student at Yale University, Scott Wasserman Stern has been folding origami since he was three years old. He is the author of "Outside the Box Origami."
Florence Temko (1921-2009) was the internationally acclaimed author of over fifty how-to crafts books and a leading authority on origami and kirigami. She was a founding board member of Origami USA, a member of the Authors Guild, and a consultant for the Mingei International Museum.