Sally Penley - Pleated Scroll Book

This class is part of Legacies III.

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Pleated Scroll Book

Mini-Class (3 Hours)

All Skill Levels Welcome
Book Arts • Paper Arts


The pleated scroll is a book form that, when opened, stretches out to a long wall hanging.  The covers are chyogami-paper-covered boards and the “book” is bound with waxed linen thread and bead embellishments.  The pleated inside is made with specialty paper blinds and can be black or white.


  • Cutting mat (S504)
  • Awl (best: Japanese screw punch or leather punching tool, if you have one) (S348)
  • Binding needle with big eye (S213)
  • Small crochet hook (#12)
  • Pre-folded paper blinds from Lowe’s (white or black); cut a section about 6” long and 8 folds. (Width & number of folds can vary, depending on desired size)
  • 2 Cover boards, 1-1/2” x 6-1/4” (¼” larger than the folded paper size)
  • 2 Pieces Chyogami or decorative paper to cover boards, 2-1/2” x 7”
  • Black or white 1mm waxed thread, 60” – 72” (5’ – 6’) in length (for 8 folds)
  • Double-stick tape
  • 2 crimp beads for each scroll book
  • Beads for finishing top loop and thread tails