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.
Tea bag folding may have originated in Holland by a lady named Tiny van der Plaas. She needed a birthday card for her sister but didn’t have any decorative paper. She fiddled with tea bag wrappers and was inspired to use them in her card. To this day, tea bag folding continues to be a popular method for making cards and decorations. [Photo: tea bag folding, kite fold].
Tea bag folding is relatively simple.
Lily's Cards web site is noteworthy in that it has circular, oval, & triangle tiles
Where to Get Tiles
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. [Photo: Turkish tea bag wrapper from Wikipedia.]
In the USA, tea bag wrappers are quite plain, thus you may want to buy patterned paper. Or you can download and print tiles free from various web sites.