w. i. p. for the shop

work in progress for the shop. strangely enough, inspired by the ceramic work of lisa neimeth. i was browsing her work and wondered how i could add decorative detail to my books without affixing items to the cover. and then, an idea: holes, in a pattern, on the cover. inside cover paper shows through. i designed the book, and meticulously picked out and purchased all the materials. i’m pretty excited about them, and they’re almost done. i just need to bind them. i’ll show the finished product next week…

11 responses to “w. i. p. for the shop”

  1. jenn says:

    looks very cool…. can’t wait to see the final books!

  2. tia says:

    ooo-la-la! these look fantastic! how are you getting such meticulous fabric wraps around those holes?!?!

  3. alex says:

    ooh, this is looking very promising….
    can’t wait to see the finished result.

  4. Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs says:

    The sneak peak looks fabulous! Very exciting new direction. Any worries about the book cloth fraying around the holes? Or do you think the PVA will hold it down? And how the heck did you do those nice holes? Obviously not the regular drill that we’ve used in the past. Don’t worry, you don’t have give away any trade secrets, but I’ll get it out of you during the next bottle of wine.

  5. Patricia says:

    They look really nice! I am curious about how you made those holes too.

  6. Jesse says:

    Absolutely gorgeous idea!

  7. Ayama says:

    WOW!!! Can’t wait to see the big unveil. :D

  8. apple cyder says:

    This looks great. Cant wait to see the full reveal. P.S. I was thinking about leaves and wax paper recently too.

  9. carolyne says:

    I too am eager to see the finished product – looks fantastic so far!

  10. Jackie says:

    Ooooh, ooooh, ooooh – I’m pretty excited about them too! Can’t wait to go Christmas shopping in your shop!

  11. lunairin says:

    Hi there,

    I’m really interested in learning how you finished the lovely holes. I’m considering the technique for my final year project (illustration) book cover, so I’d really be grateful if you could share it with me.

    It’s definitely not commercial, just a school exhibition, and I’m willing to credit and/or give some form of repayment to you for your help.

    Look forward to hearing from you, whether yea or nay :)


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