How-To Books by Helen Hiebert

I’ve been creating these book round-ups throughout 2018 featuring five books a month. It just dawned on me that I’ve written five how-to books, so this post is dedicated to them.

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Paper Cutting Book Roundup

Here’s a round up of five books about paper cutting, a tradition that varies from country to country and a contemporary art and craft that seems to have no bounds!

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Paper Fiction Nonfiction

Here’s a round up of five fiction and nonfiction books about our beloved material, Paper! The Paper Lovers just came out, and I was so intrigued with the title and the cover art that I purchased it immediately. The two fiction books feature characters who make paper, and the three nonfiction books are filled with interesting facts and stories about paper. I’m still waiting for

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Manipulated Paper Book Round Up

Paper has been manipulated for ages (think origami) but there are a surprising number of techniques that artists and craftspeople have employed to coerce paper into incredible shapes and forms. And paper is the real hero here, because of it’s amazing properties. Before I get started, I want to mention an artist who manipulates paper to a tee: Jocelyn Chateauvert. Look her up – you

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Pop-Up Books Round Up

Who doesn’t love a pop-up book? Talk about page turners! Here’s a unique selection of books that focus on what goes into creating pop-ups and movable books. Grab some supplies and get popping!

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Books about Japanese Paper

JAPANESE PAPER BOOK ROUND-UP

A brief trip to Japan in 1989 secured my desire to learn how to make paper. I haven’t returned (yet) but the Japanese aesthetic will always hold a dear place in my heart. Here are some of the books on my shelf, and I do hope to return to Japan one day soon!

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Best Paper Lampshade Books

PAPER LAMPSHADE BOOK ROUND-UP

Paper and light have been a fascination since the beginning of my career. From folding screens to hot air balloons, lamps and lanterns to kites, there are numerous ways to view paper activated by light. Here’s a round-up of a few books I’ve collected over the years.

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Best Paper Folding Books

PAPER FOLDING ROUND-UP

I have collected books about paper folding, paper engineering and paper design for over 30 years. I began my quest at The Strand in NYC when I lived there in late 80’s/early 90’s. And then I moved to Portland, OR where I discovered the paper craft section at Powell’s Books, ooh la la! I always find a few gems there. I am

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Best Paper Technique Books

HAND PAPERMAKING TECHNIQUES

I’m a huge fan of innovation in paper. This medium is incredible because aside from just making your own sheets, you can paint with pulp, drape freshly formed sheets over an armature, cast, embed, emboss, create watermarks, add inclusions and more. Check out this selection of books that focus on hand papermaking techniques.

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Best Paper Gifts Guide

Here’s my pick of a selection of cool paper products that are available this holiday season (ranging in price from $5 to $150). Purchase papery gifts while supporting artists, designers and brick and mortar shops. Please share this list with your friends! Bring on the PAPER LOVE!

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