Create beautiful folded mini books: FULL
Who is this course for?
Do you enjoy crafting?
Making things from paper?
Or maybe you are looking for a new hobby?
How about learning how to turn simple pieces of paper into beautiful mini books, that you can embellish and use to display memorabilia and/or photos?
Do you have photos/memories you want to display in the form of a tangible mini album?
Folded mini books make wonderful gifts, as well as beautiful “brag books” that you can carry with you to share photos or experiences with others.
Our sessions are designed to promote the sharing of ideas with others who enjoy crafting. We provide a supportive setting where your creativity will unfold, and you will be proud of your handiwork.
If you are interested in finding out more about folded mini books and you’d like to make some of your own, then this course will be ideal for you.
Each week you will be guided by your tutor to make a folded mini book.
Each book is made using different techniques and styles.
The skill level needed to produce the mini books will increase at each session, starting with a simple folded book, moving onto more intricate folds and finally binding pages to produce a unique mini book.
As well as making a variety of beautiful mini books, you are sure to learn many new papercraft skills on this course.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course.
You will need to provide all the resources needed to make your mini books, a list of which is included here: –
A selection of paper (plain, patterned, handmade, whatever you would like to use)
Scrapbook paper pad (The Works sell 12” x 12” pads starting from £3 each, these are perfect for making mini books)
Pencil and eraser
Paper cutting scissors
Paper folder (optional)
Double sided sticky tape
Pritt stick glue or glue tape
Ribbon (5 – 15 mm wide x 3 m)
Card (mount board or cereal box)
Cotton/lightweight fabric (the size of a fat quarter will be plenty)
Bulldog clips (at least 2)
Needle and strong thread (thimble, optional)
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will need to gather all the resources required ahead of the course.
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Amanda Barrud.
Amanda teaches across a broad curriculum including craft and Family Learning, in addition to Independent Living and Life Skills to adults with learning disabilities. Before taking up employment with Learn Devon in 2002, Amanda worked for the Kent Institute of Art and Design after graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in Psychology.
Her approach to teaching is to provide a supportive environment to encourage experimentation, the trying out of new ideas to enable learners to be challenged. She is reputed to be patient, and eager to explore new techniques and materials to enthuse and inspire her classes.
A mother of 4 children and 1 grandchild, Amanda believes that her life experience has had a positive impact on her teaching. She also works for Mencap, coordinating events and activities for adults with learning disabilities in North Devon.