Playing with Paper

Playing with Paper by Helen Hiebert

Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art

Format: Flex-Bind, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538140
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Playing
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Explore the world of paper crafts with this inspiring book! This guide begins with a section that covers everything about paper, including cool tools, folding and cutting basics, and fasteners and glues. The next section is filled with 20 fun-filled projects, including:

- One-sheet books

- Lampshades

- Clothing

- Accessories

- Hot air balloons

- Origami

You’ll also find an extensive gallery of artists whose work relates to and expands upon each project.

Take a page from this creative guide and start Playing with Paper!

Helen Hiebert is a Portland, Oregon artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light to create transcendent experiences that alter viewers' perceptions of time, space and form. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends. Visit her online at
Format: Flex-Bind, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538140
Series: Playing
Illustrations: 100 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 216 mm x 254 mm
1          Getting Started: Cut, Score, Fold, and Weave
2          Projects to Play With:
            Artistic Ideas for Wearing, Flying, Illuminating, and Inflating Paper
3          Gallery: Taking Paper to New Dimensions
Artist Directory
About the Author
"The sign of a good craft book is when you come across an idea or a project that you just can't wait to try out. Moments like that come thick and fast in Helen Hiebert's new book, Playing With Paper.... This book is a refreshing mix of the practical and the inspirational. It is infused with a sense of fun and wonder. Although this is a book of artisan papercrafts, there is plenty here for the papercraft hobbyist. All the projects are do-able - nothing a newbie couldn't accomplish. Yet, there is plenty to engage and inspire the more-experienced papercrafter." - Susan Niner Janes, The Papercraft Post