24 Aug

Pleated Paper Folding

On the weekend I met up with origami artist, Joseph Wu, to hang out and learn how to fold paper into pleats. Joseph had offered to share his vast knowledge of paper folding techniques when he saw my latest altered book experiments on Instagram.

Pleated folded paper

It took me forever to fold the first sheet of paper, and I’ve gotten faster over the last few I’ve done. Folding pleats is both simple and harder than it looks, and you can’t be afraid to push the paper the way you want it to go.

Pleated folded paper - detail

Pleated folded paper - detail

Pleated folded paper

I’m not yet sure what I’m going to do with this new technique, but there are interesting installation ideas developing.

© Rachael Ashe