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January 30, 2012

can’t stop making buttons, it’s like eating peanuts

these have  linen for the outside  and then Habu’s paper moire plyed with handspun cotton and shifu yarn/paper for the centers. 


new aprons for a student table loom

but it’s back to the hardware store because I forgot the upholstery tacks


and more books

I iron light, double-faced interfacing onto hand-woven fabric and then a light mulberry paper onto that

it stabilizes the fabric, the paper prevents glue from seeping through and it makes neat, perfect corners 

 it is the weight and feel of craft paper

I won a book of graph paper, printed on both sides and a very nice weight. It makes good signature covers and useful, too.

now I need to get busy stitching!


11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 3:12 am

    ok jean and blandina: girls you’re making me jealous!!
    jean i’m not working either, but it seems that i live in shorter days.


  2. January 31, 2012 8:52 pm

    Wow, a bunch of comments from your travelling companions! How I wish I could be going too! You will have such a great time. I forgot Lis was going too… she’s another blog buddy.
    The buttons look great – I haven’t made any more since the workshop but have plans to!


  3. January 31, 2012 3:24 pm

    i know that habu! i love all the stuff you’re up to.


  4. January 31, 2012 9:18 am

    Those buttons look lovely and tempting to try but I am no way going to start something new! I’m trying to finish things off to leave my sewing table clear for when we get back from Japan! If I share with you I’ll just be asleep, turn the light off before you go to sleep yourself!! ha ha.


    • January 31, 2012 10:11 am

      Lis – I’m trying to finish things up, too but as I’m teaching button classes I need to keep sampling. I’m bringing the makings with me so when we have a few spare minutes?? in Japan you can have a try.


      • January 31, 2012 11:13 am

        I would love to have a try, please sign me up!


  5. January 31, 2012 1:08 am

    wow jean! you’re so full of energy and projects.


    • January 31, 2012 8:33 am

      neki, blandina – I’m not working so I can organize projects and just keep plodding along. don’t think I have extra energy just more free time than most people. please Blandina, be my roommate!


  6. January 30, 2012 11:02 pm

    ‘I need to get busy stitching’?!?!
    Aren’t you busy enough? You have so much energy I definitely DO NOT want to share a bedroom with you during our stay in Japan…


  7. January 30, 2012 7:11 pm

    i’ve sometimes though of making my own book cloth, this seams like the cleanest and best method. thanks!


  8. January 30, 2012 5:50 pm

    I can how addictive making those buttons could be. What ring do you use? I like how to you prepared your papers for book making – Hugs Nat


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