The Art of Papercraft is Here!

The Art of Papercraft is Here!

The Sunday Paper # . . . 400!

February 13, 2022

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the HeArt of Papercraft is here! Click here to view this one-minute unboxing video featuring some paper love. If you ordered a book from me, I’ve started shipping them and they’ll be arriving in your mailbox soon.

Don’t forget to register for the FREE Virtual Book Launch on publication day, February 15th at noon MST on Zoom.

The book is getting some nice publicity! Ann Martin of All Things Paper wrote a lovely review, and she’s also hosting a giveaway on Instagram – put your name in the hat today (it ends tonight).

Her post sparked this feature on Colossal! I’m so happy that paper is having a moment!


Each year the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) sponsors a non-juried exhibition The Illustrated Accordion. Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. View the 14th annual exhibition online.

©2021, Roberta Warshaw, “The Illustrated Letter,” Collage, stained Rives BFK paper, acrylic paint, book board


HMPI was a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s swadeshi dream (the movement for national independence in India boycotting foreign goods and encouraging the use of domestic products). When Dr BR Ambedkar and other members of the Constituent Assembly declared India as a Sovereign Democratic Republic in 1950, they hand-wrote the words on stationery made at this factory, which  is still producing paper and paper products.


UCLA’s Hammer Museum and its affiliated Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, which both collect works on paper, are creating a new Grunwald study-storage facility for works on paper that is nearing completion. In addition, a 3,100-square-foot exhibition gallery dedicated to paper is being publicly unveiled today.

Alison Saar, “Topsy,” woodcut/monoprint with chine collé (UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum)


We explored a unique Star Box structure in The Paper Year membership program in January. Watch this video  to see the variety of paper creations. If you’re interested in joining The Paper year, you can find out more here (registration opens again in April).


Paper Tidbits:

  • There are only two spots left in the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, held in my studio at the end of August.
  • I’ll be exhibiting at the Codex Book Fair in Richmond, CA April 10-13. I can’t wait, and I hope to see many of you there!


In the Studio:

I am weaving daily along with my Weave Through Winter online class participants. It is truly amazing what you see and discover when you do a daily practice. And doing it in community is pretty amazing as well. Here are just three of hundreds of weavings that are being posted in our online classroom. From left to right: Laurel Rogers, Marijane Mercer, Susan Buhler-Maki.


Featured this week in my Studio shop:

The Art of Papercraft, Water Paper Time, a film you can download, the Red Cliff Paper Retreat, and The Papermaker’s Companion.

The Art of Papercraft


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  1. Nancy Akerly says:

    Helen, my copy of The Art of Papercraft came today. What a tour de force! Such a wealth of wonderful paper information and interesting projects, a masterful combination of origami, projects and all things paper! Bravo. What a joy to have my paper included!
    Thank you for being the paper arts cheerleader that you are.

  2. Helen Hiebert says:

    Thanks so much, Nancy. And thank YOU for your contribution!

  3. Congratulations on another fantastic book!