|front cover. I need to decide on velcro or a button and twine for a closure,
as my finger is not going with the book.
|open to the first page. see the cover? it’s fused newspaper delivery bags. cool, huh?|
|STITCHING! it’s sorta hard to see white thread on white paper,
but feel free to admire it anyway.
I’ve gotten bookmaking books (from the library) before, and they all tell you you need all sorts of fancy stuff, and that’s awesome, but it’s TOTALLY not in my budget. so then, I try to fake it, and the result is. um, well, it looks like I couldn’t afford the fancy stuff. BOO
|the view from above. see all those packets of paper?
book binders call them “signatures.” now you know.
THIS book is all about making cool things from your recycle bin, so if you don’t have the right things on hand for one project, you’re sure to be able to make something else. with the things you have on hand (assuming you have something flat and hard (like a bone folder or a butter knife) and something sharp (like an awl or a skinny nail or a sewing needle), and paper and thread (although I DID find linen bookbinding thread today at a local indie art store called Walsers. very cool)
|SPINE! with pretty thread stitches showing.|
so here’s the “shopper’s joy” book, the first of MANY I’m planning to make.