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paper, books and seaweed

June 17, 2018

the woven pages are off the loom

linen warp and kami-ito (paper thread) weft

an extra length woven at the end of the warp – it will end up in the stash

folded in half to make a double page

six for six separate signatures (groups of folded sheets)

the edges of each page were hemstitched on the loom

and cut close to the stitching when removed

the warp wasn’t wide enough for the back cover

but with a boro stitched edge it will be perfect

“where there’s a will there’s a way”

this book took 41 days to get here from England

must have stopped a couple times along the way!

but it was worth the wait

with a chapter on natural dyes

who knew you could dye with seaweed?

this is bladder wrack and is reported to give a rich brown

I’ll give it a try after a winter storm when it has been washed up on the beach

2 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    June 18, 2018 1:20 pm

    oh, gosh, jean, this is wonderful–all of it!


    • June 18, 2018 2:37 pm

      Velma – there is no deadline for this, I’m really enjoying working as inspiration strikes. The book has a title (to be revealed later) so I have an image in mind. Having fun stitching on your paper.


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