Today I worked on a couple of projects. The first was to finish a photo album that I started back in September. The customer printed out pages with photos from her daughter’s wedding and had them cut and scored, ready for binding.
Here’s a picture of the finished photo album:
I was asked to do something I’d never done before, which was to overlay the ivory binding ribbon with a grey linen thread. I think it’s a really interesting combination and adds texture to the binding.
The next thing I worked on was cutting materials for one of my journals. The Red Cranes Chopstick Journal has definitely been my best seller this year and I just sold the last one I had in stock – time to make more!
The cover paper is so beautiful, covered with graceful flying cranes. This is a hard paper to cut into.
Then comes the bookcloth, which is an elegant Japanese black mohair.
Here’s what the journal looks like when it’s completed:
I should have three of them completed in time for my last craft show of the season, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market in Montpelier, VT. Maybe I’ll see you there!