Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Organic Cloth Journal.....

I attended a Cloth Book Workshop 
at Cloth Studio this past weekend in Asheville.

It was there that I got my first taste
of book making and binding.

No scissors were used in the making of this journal!
Everything was hand torn - for a softer, organic feel.
No batting or interfacing was used either.
Four pieces of hand torn muslin were inserted
between the front and inside cover - to add gentle, soft, stability.
The signatures were wrapped in hand made paper
and hand stitched to the cover using a "pamphlet stitch"
executed in fine hand waxed Irish Linen.
 The process was made even more satisfying, 
by the fact that I used only fabrics I hand dyed
and tea stained myself - 
and the design of the book is totally original.

 The finishing touch of my book -  a beautiful hand carved natural material button
 I found at a lovely little fiber shop in downtown Asheville 
called Earth Guild.   

1 comment:

Teresa said...

That class is so you. Beautiful work as always.

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