This is possibly the coolest book ever:
This was one of Amazon’s recommendations, and it hit right on the nose: this book combines origami-like folds with cloth – and what’s not to like about that? But not only can you get very cool results by looking on the surface, but the folds give magical results when backlit (thus the title, “Shadowfolds”): see the Shadowfolds website for an example. Check it out, and buy it, on Amazon!
I am already thinking of interesting ways to combine it with handweaving. For example, I could take my devore sample, burn out the tencel in strategic places, and create an iridescent “window” in a shadowfolded piece. That would be pretty neat! And, and…
I think I’m going to ask my mom if we can run out and get some fine dupioni or shantung silk for me to play with on the flight home. I don’t have a whole lot of time to play with it, but I think I’d like to understand the principles. Intuition says this will play a part in my work, eventually. (It’s just too cool not to!)