Friday, 4 November 2011

Stitching the Woodwork

Great fun making this  - very labour intensive for a 10cm x 12cm little book, but the great discovery for me is that you can sew through balsa wood.  Of course this first book was rushed together on a wave of excitement and lots of things can be improved, such as using a ruler a ruler next time instead of eye, especially for the stitched binding.

It is pleasing isn't it? (in an eye candy kind of way).

I shall, over the next few weeks fill it up with painted papers and stitch. I will theme it round the little title on the cover - 'Unruly Passions' which for me is all about my need to keep making eye candy when I should be making things that I am already committed to, however I have already started to make my next book. I will post as I go along to give you an idea of the process.

1 comment:

  1. The finished book is fabulous. Who knew balsa wood could look so fabulous!