Thursday, December 28, 2006
Used envelope blues
I made my technical try out book today and reminded myself of all the dodges and wheezes. This piece of fabric was painted by the profoundly disabled kids I worked with for a couple of weeks. Looks great when you see it in isolation like this and nice to have a memento of them.
I often make books from used envelopes but I've never done it like this before. I split the envelopes up the sides as well and fitted them together in sets of three to make signatures before joining them together along the spine with chain stitch. White UK envelopes all seem to have a similar blue patterning inside them. Lots of different patterns and lots of different shades of blue. I wonder why this is? Must try and find out. I like the juxtapositioning of the blue and white pages that results when you stitch in this fashion. Maybe tomorrow morning I'll wake up brave and drill holes in my cover for real. I'm charging my drill battery tonight, just n case!