Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
So before my flurry of binderly activity begins, here's a tranquil photo of a tiny, fully resolved book that is happily resting in the sun in the bindery. And with that, I can start my day with an accomplishment! Blog post: check!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Silberman / Brown, donated an elegant boxed pen that fits into the side pen compartment.
The box is covered with green and blue Asahi bookcloth while the inside trays are lined with the decorative Japanese paper that also accents the covers of both the box and the coptic book.
www.ollauction.org is the very thorough website dedicated to the auction. Last night I spent quite a bit of time drooling over the many items and packages that will be there this weekend! If you're in the Seattle area, head on over to the Yellow Section to bid on item 1091!
Monday, March 1, 2010
This was my Sunday morning project. I had my jar of buttons open, along with all of my tiny supplies for making book earrings, and my fingers just went to work making this tiny coptic with button covers.
The pages are a thick cotton paper. After tracing the button size onto the paper I cut them out with my olfa blade, stacked them together, and then sanded the edges.
The covers are about 28 mm in diameter, so they're a bit bigger than a quarter.
I used one piece of thread and two needles for the binding. Aside from being used as the closure, the brown thread is also used to cinch the threads together where the covers meet the spine, otherwise they were sort of free-floating.