Paperfacets has been writing about tea bag folding since 2007 when I wrote about ACEO versions of the technique I was making for sale on eBay. I have several HubPages about tea bag folding that may be of interest to you.
I have all the articles listed at Tea Bag Folding Resources On HubPages. From there you can link to tutorials and photo galleries.
I think the tea bag folding style of paper craft has dropped in popularity since about 2009 when new easy to use cutting machines were made affordable. Companies like Jolee started marketing card and scrapbook embellishments and stickers by the thousands. Now a whole aisle at Michael’s may have thousands of cute, sophisticated and classy looking items to decorate paper surfaces with.
Crisp, clean cards can be crafted in no time with these easy to use elements of all kinds of textures including metal, glass, ribbons, punched shapes; there is endless items, and the aisles are fun for shopping. Honestly, though, it is a bit hard to design something unique and looking your own with these items.
Too, all new looks go out and look tired after a while, and tea bag folding was first introduced in the late 1990’s in craft book publications. That was a different century! I like to call it flat unit origami now because it is easier to explain what is evolved in making an embellishment. Origami is immensely popular and our technique presents the folds in a flat easy to mail version. Many times a rosette is a pretty patterned kaleidoscope from afar but up close can reveal a theme or motif like a bird or a skull.
Our website here is new and still needs time to grow with new ideas, so visit the Hubpages because they have much to explore. Also there is a link page of other artist’s presence and contributions on the Internet about tea bag folding.
Mostly, I want to show everyone how a craft involvement can be interesting, sparking related and unrelated ideas for fun, enjoyment and work.