Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Brief Foray Into Bookmaking- Part 1 of ?

                                  Erykah must have thought that our bookbinding cradle...

                                                     ...was a cat's cradle! ;)


                                  Using pieces of cast-off green and brown leather...



                        ...and a carved wooden button gifted to me by my friend, Elis...



                       ...I proceeded to make a limp binding for this handmade book.



                                            A leather thong acts as a tie closure.



                                                       The back of the book.



                          The closed book with a view of the waxed linen stitching...



                                   ...and the open book with the front page showing.



                                                        The finished book.



                                                 I am not a 'real' bookmaker...

                                          ...but while visiting with my friend, Lorin...

                                      ...(who happens to be a book arts teacher)...

                                             ...I did get a couple of 'notions'. :)

                                  Stay tuned for a few more of these bookish posts!

                       

3 comments:

Sandra Knapp said...

LOVE the cat!! Talk about being totally relaxed. WOW! LOL
The book is lovely too. :)

Rachel said...

That's one very surprised-looking cat!

The binding looks lovely - the dark reddish-brown against that lovely lime green..

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm not sure whether Erykah enjoyed her brief 'modeling career'. ;)