Folding Books Project

Cliffe Castle Museum

Tue 14 Dec 2021 - Thu 31 Mar 2022

During early 2021 Deborah Rehmat, a local artist who has frequently worked with Cliffe Castle Museum and the Cliffe Castle Support Group started a project that explored how the format of 'folding books' could inspire creativity.  We’re delighted to be able to show our visitors the result of that creativity!

Each book on display has been created by folding a page of paper to form the ‘leaves’ of the books – but how each participant used the format and what size of paper differed.  The result is a colourful, eclectic display of books encompassing poetry, sketching, painting and collage.

You can even pick up some premade templates from our family area to have a go yourself!

You can also download the template from our website - 

  • Click here for the ‘Apple Orchard’ template
  • Click here for ‘Food for Pollinators’ template
  • Click here for ‘6 Marvellous things in the Museum’ template for you to annotate
  • Click here for a blank version of the ‘6 Marvellous things in the Museum’ to create your very own version

We’d love to see your creations inspired by this display, so please share them with us on our socials - @BradfordMuseum on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Explore some of the posts that inspired the display via the Cliffe Castle Support Group’s Instagram too – Click for the Cherry Blossom Book that started off the project!


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