Kirigami is the art of paper folding and cutting in Japan. I found a tremendous web site
that offers free patterns each week.
I enlarged the patterns to fit an 8 inch square with room to sew around the edges. I then cut the pattern out of freezer paper. I ironed the patterns onto 5 squares of white linen fabric.
I took the squares outside and then sprayed them with indigo dye about four times. I then rinsed and dried the squares and sewed them into a tote...oh, and I sprayed some plain linen as well to have fabric to make handles1
The tote is lined with some shibori dyed fabric I made.
Shots of the other sides and the bottom:
Thanks for looking!