i haven't done anything on the piece i showed in my last post - it seems i like it so much i'm afraid of messing it up so i am thinking on what to do next and doodling on paper
in the meanwhile, i was inspired by some of the work being done in the class, especially what's been happening over here, so i did a woven background of my own to play on
soft colours, a little texture, some pretty lace...
one bit that apparently needs some extra pressing
(cameras are so unforgiving!)
nice light colours so the stitches will show
i like it but i don't love it
and hopefully that means i'll be happy to experiment and not fret over it like it's got to be a masterpiece or something silly like that
i like it because:
weaving is quick
and it uses up extra fabric
and you don't have to use a sewing machine
yes,yes and more yes!
i am also happy to say things are moving along in the book room...
ten sets of covers are done
six book blocks are sewn
another 6 have been compressed and clipped
below is one that has been sewn, with the ribbon tapes in place
these have been a good challenge for me because of all the different sizes of papers and bumpy bits here and there... they won't be the "tightest" of bindings but the linen thread should hold them together for many, many years
and the different sizes and types of papers should afford lots of ways for you to add to them, with writings, and gluing in or sewing various pictures, and/or bits of this and that
below is kind of how they will look when they do get stuck together
with of course, the button chains on the spines
i have decided i will leave the covers plain so you can add your own embellishments,
or leave as is, with the pretty fabric having centre stage
(many have this fabric, but not all)
i think i will add a ribbon tie to them as well, so if you do load them up with lots of thises and thats, you'll be able to tie it shut
and perhaps a book plate, with a note from me to you?