June 5, 2013 (2 weeks ago) - by Elissa
I continue my fun with three-signature bindings.
Today I did Keith Smith’s 2-needle Isolated Diamonds binding. Once you get the pattern down, it’s a pretty easy. I got the crazy purple leather from ReSOURCE (formerly the ReStore) last week.
I can’t decide on what type of closure to make. On the one hand, I have a shiny metal washer that would look cool, playing its shape off the diamonds. On the other hand, I have some crazy rhinestone buttons that could be fun, going with the diamond theme.
I’m up for recommendations!
June 3, 2013 (3 weeks ago) - by Elissa
I was visiting with my friend Elizabeth Rideout this weekend and she showed me this amazing collapsible book cradle she created. She just completed work at Preservation Services at Dartmouth and was recently named the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA.
I’m so psyched for her, but I’ll miss her terribly (clearly MA isn’t VT).
Back to the book cradle. It can be adjusted to accommodate a range of book thicknesses and breaks down to something can be shelved like a book.
Here are some pictures of it:
Cradle open wider
Seriously, this thing is genius.
And who doesn’t like Velcro?
May 29, 2013 (3 weeks ago) - by Elissa
Today I worked on completing one of my Book Arts Improv editions…
…and I was successful! WOOHOO! I have now have The Big Bomb in an edition of six (one was already spoken for). I feel so good.
And here’s the second book I worked on that did not get finished today. Poor, sad Circuitous.
I think that’s what all of the new Wednesdays are for.