Tea Bag Folding
In Fabric Folding, you fold napkins, towels, and fabric. In tea bag folding, you do NOT fold soggy tea bags. The name “Tea Bag Folding” refers to the folding of tea bag wrappers, not the tea bags themselves.
How to Fold Tiles
Tea bag folding is relatively simple.
- Cut decorative paper into small, square sheets (called “tiles”).
- Fold the tiles in a rather simple manner.
- Glue the folded sheets side-by-side to form a rosette (called “medallions”).
There are many ways to fold the tiles, here are a few basic folds:
In Europe, tea bag wrappers are colorful and have decorative designs. These wrappers can be cut to size and used to make beautiful medallions. indeed, this is why this craft was called tea bag folding. Gizella Hagedus’ images show decorative tea bag wrappers and their corresponding medallions.