Saturday, 9 January 2010


I have sorted out my photos of caladiums and played around with them in Photoshop. They are printed out two to a page and stuck together with sellotape for this mockup. Then the upper part of the leaf is cut out.

Left is a view straight on of Page 1 which is not the cover. This was printed on ordinary 80gsm copier paper on the Colour Laserjet just to see if there was any mileage in the idea. The back of what you see is blank at the moment but would be paintings and text.

The covers would be board and the paper would be Bockingford printed on the Inkjet printer. The major artistic doubt is the background colour. I got rid of all distracting backgrounds and made them plain grey. I am not sure about this, neither the colour nor the plain-ness. I wonder if it needs a textured background. Experiments are called for. I wonder if photos of Florida are needed


  1. I really like these. Reminds me of our trip to Florida

  2. I'm constantly amazed by your design ideas. How lovely to see the pattern in your arrangement of the leaves and the patterns in the leaves.



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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.