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Christmas is coming

December 2, 2011

time is running out – I need more hours in the daygift books in the making

cotton quit fabric for the covers on children’s books



after they’re stitched  I’m going to stamp and mark some of the pages so they are more “friendly” to write in.





and one adult book. The cover is handspun/handwoven hemp, board clamped and indigo dyed.


they all need to be stitched.


the silk (top right) was eco dyed with eucalyptus leaves, it wasn’t very exciting so it was overdyed with a combination of lac/cochineal. The piece below it is silk from the same dye pot. And the piece on the left is a Thai silk scarf that was a very bright, garish yellow. That exhausted the lac/cochineal.

Need to clear up the dye pots to start Christmas baking.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2011 5:12 pm

    do you love the stitching of books as much as i do?


    • December 2, 2011 9:19 pm

      oh yes, I love to stitch and the Coptic stitch makes such neat little chains. It definitely is more fun than measuring and cutting. I like making the covers, too.


  2. December 2, 2011 10:59 pm

    Jean, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these days you will start making paper as well.


    • December 2, 2011 11:02 pm

      oh no. I love paper but think I’ll have to leave that to Velma. Not enough time and no room for more equipment.


  3. peggy dlugos permalink
    December 3, 2011 1:26 pm

    Love those fabric covered books. How did you apply the fabric to the book board?


  4. peggy dlugos permalink
    December 3, 2011 6:32 pm

    Thanks, your books are really beautiful.


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