A tiny book finally complete with a new box for a home. If you follow me on Instagram you may remember the saga of ‘The dog who ate my homework’ and the little book that came out of that incident. Well I have finally got back to the original Berlin book and finished it and a kind friend donated me this box for its new forever home. It just needed a bit of customising and here we are!
The previous post showed you how to create a flower fold. I currently am a little obsessed with it and what can be achieved. I particularly like it for its sculptural qualities and the ability it affords to build structures.
These are a few of my experiments. They are all made from a very old book (that was already falling to pieces and I’ve hung onto it for years) I finally had the courage to dissect. The covers are all cyanotype prints.
I have been learning alsorts of new folds over the last few weeks and I thought I would share one with you. If you follow me on instagram you might have seen it already but if you don’t this is for you. Enjoy!
I spent most of yesterday working on a box I got given which had held some tins of biscuits but they had gone and the box wasn’t needed so I thought it would make an excellent home for all the little books I’ve been making lately.
They are quite fragile and work as a collection so I thought they needed a permanent home together…
There was space for some other ones too and room for a top layer. Very satisfying indeed!
I spent a day this week with a lovely friend in York who I hadn’t seen for a while. She is also mad about paper and making books. She showed me a leaflet she had picked up with a very interesting structure created by folds. So I had to replicate it because I knew if I had only drawn the instructions I would have forgotten how to do it by the time I got home! She also introduced me to some lovely watercolours I am going to have to track down, took me to a museum, cooked some delicious food and took me to a great charity shop…all in all a great day out.
A little bit of experimenting making pop up cards…It remains to be seen how this will look when it arrives the other end in the post!
Today has been all about folding again. I’m slowly working my way through the two books I shared yesterday to see which shapes and folds I like the best. I’m still very excited by the no glue or stitching idea which todays books are too.
This week has been a bit of a revelation in book binding. I bought two books ‘Making Handmade Books’ by Alison Golden and ‘The Art of the Fold’ by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol before Christmas and have buried myself away this week pouring over them and playing with the ideas. My particular favourite are a couple of bindings that require no glue and stitching just folding and cutting…