Monday, November 30, 2009
So, it's finals week. Over the weekend, instead of studying, I learned how to do long stitch binding! (I'm such a slacker :P) Since it was a trial run, I just used stiffened felt for the cover. Most people use leather for this kind of binding, but being vegetarian, it seems wrong. I really liked this method for binding and want to do more of it, but I'll have to find a better solution than felt. I think canvas would work with some sort of backing. Anyway, I love how aesthetically pleasing the binding looks on the outside. Anyway, like I said, this was my first try...so it actually looks a lot cooler than this when professionals do it. :)
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I thought this fabric was pretty cool, it reminds me of turtles. I sewed in six signatures of heavy drawing paper. I was somewhat distracted as I was sewing this, so there are a few mistakes...after almost a year of learning the Coptic stitch I still feel like an amateur. The learning curve is so steep it seems. Anyway, maybe ten years from now, I'll feel like I know what I'm doing. :)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I finally got this journal sewed together. I used some cool flowery Amy Butler fabric (Love her) for the cover. I upcycled an old school water damaged encyclopedia about Scandinavia by recovering the cover and using a lot of the pages for this book. I also added three signatures of blank heavy drawing paper for writing. I used black linen waxed thread to sew it. A groovy polka dot print was added as end pages.