Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Caladium Book

So here we are - finished. The book needs an overnight press to flatten the covers. You can see the background pictures of Tampa.

Here's another view of the same pages.

And here is the back of the pages. Each photo is spread over two caladium leaves. From the left,
- a close-up of stonework at the Frank Lloyd Wright campus at Lakeland
- a picture of the seaway at Tampa
- some purple flowers a bit like convolvulus down by the waterside
- picture of the city at sunset from our hotel room

The text is a bit jokey. If you can read it, every line has a question mark at the end. And each line is a named variety of caladium! Michael, giving his opinion from his sickbed, thought this idea was quite horrible. One of the photos I had to ditch was of my sister, Dorothy, and myself with milk shakes. the text said 'Florida Sweetheart? Miss Muffet?'

I had intended to make two copies today but the Inkjet has run low on ink. I have ordered some more. I have also cleaned the Inkjet printer but it has not improved dark duplex printing. My solution - replace the dark photos - has worked!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I think it's a shame you had to miss that one out! I love the middle photo where you can see the shapes like a mountain range.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.