Thursday, 30 January 2014

A Wraparound Case (Japanese)

The above is the inside of a wraparound case for one of the latest Japanese books. Note the bone fasteners at the lefthand end. I was sent the two tiger prints along with the text blocks and thought it a pity not to use them, so used them as linings. The paper they are printed on is like tissue paper and the coverboards show through. The central section has a lining of chiyogami paper which is the same as the cover of the book itself.

This is a photo of the case closed with the book inside. Note the bone fasteners which are in place, securely closing the case. The book cloth is printed cotton which was already backed with paper. I will try to get the wraparound case for the other book done tomorrow. 

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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.