Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
For the simple book above, I used indigo Japanese chiyogami for the front and back covers (note how beautifully the chrysanthemum-like flowers coordinate with Resurrection Fern's crocheted covered stone!) and unwaxed, unbleached linen thread, also from Books By Hand, for the binding. The inside pages are stationery from a 1987 Venice Simplon Orient Express trip, a find at the Friends of the Library book sale. I have some ideas for what I want to fill it with, and they make me silly-happy just thinking about them.
I can't conclude my adventures in novice bookmaking without a few more links in this already linky post to my inspirations: poet/walking buddy/maker extrordinaire Quince and Quire, who is on hiatus from her own bookmaking adventures, and paper cutter/photographer/maker extrordinaire Smoothpebble, who is a book maker and inspirer. Like Erin, they are all-around swell gals. Not to be too hokey, but the love of books binds us--as well as so many of my blogging friends--together.