Book Making Session

Our local fiber group met on Friday and Jan taught us several methods of making books and binding. We had a great time and ended up with some really nice books.

 This is an accordion style book that Jan made. Isn’t it cute?

 Here we all are in Carole’s garage coloring our paper with stamp pads.

 We each made an accordion book. I made several in different sizes. You have to be very careful with your folding and cutting for these books to come out even.

 Here’s a smaller version.

 We then worked on a stab binding. Bunny had some really cool wall paper books and the cork cover is made from wall paper.

 Here’s Louise’s book.

 And this is Bunny’s.

Here is Carole stitching her book. I didn’t manage to get a photo of Sally’s creation.

 Next up was a book with signatures and a hard cover. We used various fabrics for the cover.

 Here Bunny is folding paper for her signatures.

 Here is my hard covered book. I used screen printed fabric we had made with paper scraps and thickened dyes.

 Here’s the inside of the book. It is glued together with the end papers holding everything in place.

 Here’s a view from the top of the book.

 I used several different painted pages for the first page of my signature.

And here’s the cork book standing on end. I have lots of ideas for making other books but I’ve got to get going on my stitch class homework. I’ll show you what I’m working on soon.

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