Category: bookmaking

Experiment with curve

Working on ways to integrate paper and fabric. The fabric panel was going to be a stitched collage but I decided to keep it simple. Sunlight and shadow turned out to be part of...

Vernal panels

I have three panels done and ready to join. Halfway done. The title of this book is in flux. I love the word “vernal” so I’m trying to work it in somehow. Also, I...

Adrastea

Phase 1 of this fabric concertina is complete: the initial stitching together of layers on each panel. Threadcrumbs patches were stitched to their backing and the very thin dyed cloth was stitched to a...

Blizzard of Seeds

I’m excited about making another fabric concertina. I had cut some squares of gold fabric and mull quite awhile ago for no particular reason. They were just sitting around on the shelf where I...

Randa stitch

This is a mini tutorial for the randa embroidery stitch I used for the concertina joins. The joins look great on both sides! I used a variegated Valdani pearl cotton thread. I learned this...

Xenotopias — progress

I am really happy to be getting closer to a finished concertina book, titled “Xenotopias.” The name came from Rob Macfarlane’s book The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot. It means strange or foreign...

Secret Belgian Binding

I made a book using the Secret Belgian Binding. And I finally used these boards that I covered years ago in a workshop and have been carrying around in my stash ever since. Signatures...