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.





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.








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.





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









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








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. 


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. 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! said...

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