Saturday 19 March 2016

Crafting Corner: Book Folding Art inspired by JK Rowling's Harry Potter Series

I know I've written a few posts about Book Folding recently but I'm a little obsessed with it at the moment so I can't help sharing :o)

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Harry Potter, I've been obsessed with that series for years, the books have been read multiple times, the movies have been watched over and over and of course I can't get enough of the merchandise. One day I'm going to get another bookish tattoo and it'll definitely be Harry Potter related so it only made sense that I combined my new book folding hobby with HP.

I thought about just creating the Deathly Hallows symbol (the triangle and circle design with a line through it that represents the invisibility cloak, the resurrection stone and the elder wand) but since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is such a huge book (just over 600 pages) I figured I had enough space to write a whole word. Since ALWAYS has become such a popular quote from the Deathly Hallows (and it sums up my feelings about the whole series so well!) that was the logical word to choose, especially when I found this image using the Deathly Hallows symbol as the letter A making it part of the word.

In case you're not familiar with the quote it's taken from a conversation between Professor Dumbledore and Professor Snape, they're talking about Snape's feelings for Harry's mum Lily:

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.

So here is my attempt at recreating that design using the book folding technique. This is only my 3rd attempt at book folding and I can't even tell you how thrilled I am with the results. It's quite a large piece though (it's about three times as wide as the wolf I created for the Red Rising trilogy) so it's been really difficult to get a good picture.

After all this time?


What do you think? It's actually much easier to read when you can see it in the flesh so to speak & I love it! I can't wait to reorganise my bookshelves and create a bit of a Harry Potter related display with all my books and some of my favourite merchandise :o)


  1. I love it and having been searching for a very long time for this pattern. I am new to book folding and don't know how to make my own patterns yet. Any help would greatly be appreciated!!

    1. Hi Giovanna, thanks for your comment & I'm glad you like my design. I've actually been thinking of selling the pattern for this and my other designs on etsy so it's good to know that there might be some interest in them.

    2. Definitely some interest! I bought a second copy of the Deathly Hallows to do the pattern when I could find it. Like you, I love all things Harry Potter and I agree..this word sums up my love!

  2. Hi, Love this book folding art. Are you selling the pattern anywhere yet? as would love to make one for my partner.
    Thanks Mandy



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