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Friday, 8 November 2019

From one tree to another

Yesterday it rained all day and I would have been happy to stay indoors last night but Caistor WI traditionally has a crafty evening in November and it would take more than rain to keep me away from crafting.  Felting, card making, stitchery and book folding were on offer but it wasn't a free choice - names were drawn for each activity.  I was hoping against hope that I'd be allocated to book folding and I struck lucky!  

This was my first attempt at book folding, an upcycling craft involving old paperbacks and not much more.  It was an ideal craft for WI as it takes very little concentration so we all chatted.  Drawing names meant that the usual friendship groups were split and we chatted with people whom we knew only very slightly.  

A simple fold, repeated seventy five times and my old paperback became a tree.  A star mounted on a cocktail stick topped it and I've now got a new decoration ready for Christmas!


  1. I really like that. What a great idea for Christmas.

  2. Never seen that before. Wondering if I have any books that I can try that on.

  3. I used to do book folding years ago. I love your tree!!

    God bless.

  4. I love your new tree and would like to learn paper folding. I have a lovely angel made from an old hymnal that my sister bought for me 20 years ago.

  5. Book folding looks so effective. It's something I've never tried but I'd love to give it a go.