Learning to Iris Fold (Paper Fold Greeting Card)

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Learning to Iris Fold (Paper Fold Greeting Card)

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Artist:  Susi Godfrey
Cost:  $25.00
Class Description:

The technique is called Iris Folding and is a Dutch technique begun in the 20th century when people used the patterned paper from the inside of envelopes to create the designs.  Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design. The center of the design forms an iris — a shape reminiscent of a camera lens.

Iris folding is done with a pattern. The crafter uses the finished product to decorate the front of a greeting card, as a scrapbook embellishment, to decorate an altered book or a mixed media collage, or in various other ways.

Each participant will make 2 greeting cards with lined envelopes.




For iris folding include a pattern, strips of colored paper, permanent transparent tape, cutting tools and a temporary tape such as painters tape. The temporary tape is used to hold the pattern in place while creating the design.

DESIGN OR THEME: Spring colors

TIME: 2 hours. 1-3 pm

Material Provided:  Patterns, the paper, the cardstock, the tape, scissors.
Please bring (if you have) a bone folder, scissors, 1/2″ scotch tape…it must be no larger than 1/2″ wide.
The more people bring their own supplies, the faster we can move.


March 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


South Carolina Artisans Center
318 Wichman St.
Walterboro, SC 29488 United States
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(843) 549-0011