Monday, November 12, 2012

Latest class project.....

 

Finished making another longstitch book in the on-line class I am taking from Diana Trout......actually, the class is called Longstitch, 2 ways.  The "two ways" refers to the two techniques used to finish the spine, exposed spine and hidden spine.

This one is the hidden spine.....I like it!

 

IMG_3437  This is the front covered with the fabric/paper I made for this class with a yellow ribbon closure.

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The fun, little stitches that give it it's name, Longstitch!  This is called hidden spine because the pages of the book do not show, only the spine of the book.

 

 

 

 

 

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For the pages on the inside, I used a combination of watercolor paper and brown kraft wrapping paper.   Should make the book fun and interesting for sketching and/or journaling.

 

 

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I used hand painted paper for the end pages of the book, or the inside cover pages.

 

 

 

 

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So...when you open the book this is what you see.

 

 

 

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This has been a fun class.  I hope to get a few more journal/books together for Christmas gifts.

Hope you are enjoying your Veteran's Day and a long weekend. 

5 comments:

elle said...

Yes, I like the hidden one the best as well. This looks super and you have done a really good job!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How delightful. I really love this. I wish I could hand sew. I know there are so many things that I could enhance if only I could grip that silly needle. I am waiting for the day they make a needle fat enough for my non-grip hands. You do such lovely work, though, and the inside is sheer heaven.

Sheila Earhart said...

Wow, very cool! I love it!

Dianne said...

what a beautiful book! I love the cover and inside covers. you will be able to fill it with even more of your beautiful art work. Inspiring post!

Sheila Earhart said...

It's gorgeous! I'm glad I even got to see it in person. :)