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Marching on

March 2, 2018

starting a new month

the alpaca/merino blend is a delight to spin

the 2 ply yarn is soft, light and lofty

and very black

I’ve been hesitant to start making a book box for my 2017 monthly journal

worried I’d make a big mess

to prepare the silk cover material

light weight, two-sided interfacing is ironed onto the wrong side

when the paper backing is peeled off the fabric surface is very shiny – the glue

a very light mulberry paper ( roll on the right) is ironed onto the shiny surface

following the instructions carefully and using vast amounts of glue

I covered the previously cut book board

and glued a paper lining on the inside

Japanese paper and on one end a piece of Velma’s beautiful handmade, eco-printed paper

Velma sent me bone clasps – twice because the first one was broken

waiting for the glue to dry – thank you dear blog friend

on another project – I took an old yukata apart(cotton, summer, unlined kimono)

to use as the backing for the boro piece I’ve been stitching

the shibori circle finishes the last corner

and on the loom

twill and lace blocks in silk and cotton

it is going to be a busy month



6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2018 4:53 am

    That’s nervous work, making the book! I like the lace and twill together–I’m doing a lacy scarf right now and I love seeing the little windows.


    • March 5, 2018 7:45 am

      Kerry – the book box is finished, it turned out better than I hoped. I find weaving lace a little difficult as it is hard to see mistakes until the cloth is washed.


  2. March 4, 2018 10:33 am

    lovely clasps. busy moth ,as ever.


  3. vdbolyard permalink
    March 3, 2018 1:54 pm

    glad the clasps finally worked out. i can’t wait to see the completed piece!!!


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