Saturday, 16 January 2010

Chapter 10 Making Book or Portfolio structures

I had so much fun making these book structures.

Book 1 - I started with a simple Accordian with tunnel A5 size

Book 2 - Next something I found on the Internet, a Victorian puzzle purse but made from paper. The idea is you write something in side then the recipient has to work out how it fold together again, easy once you know how.

Book 3 - A5 size

Book 4 - Origami book - made from A4 paper printed with lettering design from previous chapter and sprayed with walnut ink to give aged look. Cover is piece of painted nappy liner ironed to cotton fabric and machine stitched. Held together with machine made cord.

Book 5 - concertina book with signatures A5 size.

Book 6 - A6 size.

Book 7 - postcard size.

Book 8 - Piano hinge with skewers

Book 9 - Star book

I've included these Doodle books from Lynda Monks online workshop as they show how to sew signatures into an outer cover.

Doodle book 1

Doodle book 2 - I used watercolour paper for the signatures.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Chapter 9 Stitching into Papers

I didn't colour the pulps with dye so the papers are very pale, just slightly pink from where the dye must have come out of some of the threads I used.

I've put the original first followed by the stitched sample.

Sample 1
thick thread embedded in pulp,
individual Basque stitch

Sample 2
drawn thread fabric with paper around edge,
cross stitch

Sample 3
pulp on back of drawn thread fabric,
paper shows through after hand stitching

Sample 4
drawn thread fabric with paper edge,
backed with green fabric then pink hand stitched

Sample 5
drawn thread fabric with paper edge
cross stitch and herringbone stich

Sample 6
thick thread grid embedded in pulp,
hand stitching in squares

Sample 7
Used the last of the pulp with thread grid,
Cretan stitch to attach it to background fabric

Hand embroidered stitch on edge of paper.


Machine stitch on edge of paper.