Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Make It In Paper

I'm back at Winchester this week and I've been enjoying some time in the library; yesterday I found this book I hadn't spotted before, lost in the needlework section; called Make It In Paper. I love all the illustrations, especially the nervous-looking pyramid-tiger who looks like he only walks on tip toes.

Make It In Paper has the most rigorous set of instructions for children I've ever read. "If your work is fussy and cluttered with unnecessary detail you will find that you have wasted both time and paper" - I absolutely love it. I've found I've been entertaining some abstract thoughts lately about rules and the sheer thrill you get breaking them - more rules please!