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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A stitch in time...

The stitching has started on the Big Draw book project. Maybe not as neat as it might be but it's the best I can do and we can do no better than our best.

At least with this method of book making it lies beautifully fully flat no matter what page you open it at and this was the desired effect.

Here is another small version of this kind of stitching with used envelopes. The envelopes have been folded in half and stitched up the middle. The benefit of this is that you can keep things in them. This envelope came from from Twinings, the tea manufacturer. That's what I love about used envelope books. The franking and postmarks.

This is a Japanese stab bound version with a cover based on the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil theme. I used new envelopes for this one, unsullied by any kind of communication.

And here we have a pamphlet stitch version with a cover of pelmet vilene decorated with tissue paper leaves. It's secrets are contained by two buttons and a cord. Must be mighty big secrets!


Carol said...

The book is looking good, what a huge job you have taken on, love the envelope books,

suzanne said...

The book looks fabulous, and the pages do lay nice and flat, will have to try one of those myself.