A book of fairy tales for adults, and guide to paper artistry, designed by QEST Scholar Su Blackwell and published November 2021.
In Into the Dark Woods, Su Blackwell has reimagined seven classic fairy tales: Vasilisa the Brave, Aschenputtel, Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, The Six Swans, The Red Shoes and Bluebeard; rewriting the stories for an adult audience and choosing tales that offer her readers a sense of hope and enlightenment.
The book is illustrated with rich photographs of Su’s fantastical paper art creations.
As an accompaniment, Su has also provided a generous compendium, The Making of the Talismans in Into the Dark Woods, containing seven paper-cut-out templates with step-by-step photographic instructions, showing you how to make your own paper objects or ‘talismans’ that feature in the tales.
A future heirloom which should be included on the bookshelf of every collector and fairy tale enthusiast.