Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Leather wrapped and bound journals

As Fiona indicated in a recent post she is off to market – at least to the ArtsConnect Market at Montville on 12 Dec. As artist extraordinaire, as she is described by Pam of ArtsConnect, she is displaying, selling and demonstrating hand stitched and bound artists' books and journals. In days gone by I used to do a little book binding – so I thought I might join Fiona in the Market endeavour. But of course as it goes in our household whilst we share a theme we generally do our own thing.

So I decided to make a series of soft bound journals using some high quality bookbinding blank books we bought in London last year as the internals; and a stash of soft leather we had bought some time ago for covering or binding books.

The studio table ended in the usual clutter.

But I have managed to turn out 13 journals – 7 are 12cm by 15cm by 1.5cm thick; and 6 are 7cm wide by 12 high by 1 cm thick. As you can see some pretty modern colours but also traditional. If they don't sell at the Market I know what friends and relatives are getting for Christmas.

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