December 2017 Non-fiction Independent Publishers Group

Paper Flowers Chinese Style: Create Handmade Gifts and Decorations Fang Liu, Yue Yunyun

Hardback (B501) | Dec 2017 | Better Link Press | 9781602200302 | 152pp | 260x184mm | GEN | AUD$34.99

This Chinese papercraft book introduces readers to 24 unique paper flower patterns, with techniques for their folding and decoration, and tips for composition, color matching, floral vessels and display.

The 24 patterns are designed to match the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, with six flowers for each of the four seasons. They are ideal for gracing your living room, bedroom, study or hallway, as ornaments on mirrors and bookcases, or as wall hangings and window display, or being made into bracelet, garland and hairpin accessories. Some can look surprisingly realistic, while others are ingeniously designed, all being great for birthday parties, family gatherings, New Year parties and weddings. Notably, each design has incorporated elements of the Chinese art of flower arrangement, with elegant simplicity and Eastern charm.

The Chinese origami book comes with patterns for folds for each design. Readers can either copy these patterns by hand on their preferred paper or simply photocopy them to cut and fold paper flowers by themselves.