What's included?

Folded and sewn snake books

    1. Snake books

Course Details

  • $19.00
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • 1 instructional PDF
  • 1 video lesson

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In this two-part video you will learn how to create folded and sewn snake books

  • Paper snake book

    Learn how to create super simple snake books, using basic paper and limited steps. The end product is fast and simple to construct, while being effective and practical.

  • Sewn snake book

    Learn how to create a sewn snake book, made from a rigid material with sewn hinges. The options are endless with this design, use foamcore with printed photography, recycled materials or dyed paper. You can change the shape of the pages, even use a triangle shape if you want to experiment!

  • Bonus Material

    Downloadable PDF with step by step instructions.

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Level and equipment

This course is suitable for beginners through to advanced artisans.
Only basic equipment and materials are needed, including: 

  • Paper (any size, Adele has used A1 cartidge paper for this video)
  • Paring knife
  • Plastic ruler
  • Paper
  • Mat board or other rigid material (Adele has used 20cm x 20cm mat for this video)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Snap blade knife
  • Thread
  • Cutting mat (optional)
  • Awl for piercing holes (can use alternate tool for punching holes)


Adele Outteridge

Adele Outteridge gained her BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1967 then worked as an Experimental Scientist with CSIRO. She studied with the School of Colour and Design in Sydney from 1984-88 and returned as lecturer, tutor. She taught at the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre from 1983-89. Adele now travels to all states and internationally lecturing and teaching. Her work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, is held in private and public collections and has appeared in major publications in Australia and overseas. Studio West End was established in 1998 by Adele Outteridge and the late Wim de Vos. Since then they have provided a unique venue for teaching, mentoring, and exhibiting in a wide variety of visual art and design media. Their work is exhibited, published and collected nationally and internationally. “The teaching and practice of art is an integral part of our being. Without it there is no cultural development for humanity”. (Wim de Vos 2014)