Thursday, 5 August 2010

Japanese Style Books (3)

Now that I have fabric pasted to paper in a satisfactory manner, the Japanese style books can be made up. Various styles of binding are shown 3, 4 and 5-hole as well as a 4-hole Kangxi which is the brown one with gold silk binding thread standing up at the back. These are blank books made of handmade paper except for the red cloth one on the left. The next one is also covered in cloth while the other two have paper covers (Canson Ingres). I need to do some labels.

Another view of the bindings.

This is the one with the red cloth binding. The paper is Chinese water colour paper which is so lightweight, it has to be folded so that the fold is at the fore-edge of the book. The drawings are all stencils of caladium leaves done in oil pastels.

I have two more to do. The covers are made and one set of contents is ready. The last one needs some paper. I have prepared some paper for a Coptic binding too.

1 comment:

  1. Dorothy Eggleton6 August 2010 at 09:09

    These have turned out beautifully Dorothy



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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.