Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Portraits


These books are made from the covers of old Reader's Digest story collections, vellum lace, vintage ornaments, paper, and ribbon. They are hand bound with various stitches, including (from top left, bottom left, then to the right in the second picture) buttonhole, accordion, buttonhole, coptic, coptic dos a dos, and coptic again. They are simply blank books, meant for precious thoughts. The materials and method for binding specific to the individual book were inspired by the charm it is portraying. These charms were mostly given me by someone I was close to and who knew my appreciation for the sweet and precious.


detail from my favorite

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