This is the first book I made. I did a class earlier in February and learnt to do case binding. This is (in my mind) the real book binding, with spine, headbands and end papers. Just like a real book. The book we did in class was very basic and black and while I was happy with it, (despite the few wobbles); I didn’t actually like it.
Like all my works that I am having trouble with, I left it to one side and made the coptic bound book that I showed you in my previous blog. But thinking over it and considering a number of options I came up with some ideas.
The plain black book-cloth covering was very boring, especially for a handmade book so I got out my silver gel pen and went to work on the cover.
I did a simple dot and dash design and then glued on another one of my prints of previous art work. This one got the Sturt Desert Peas and I am now loving my little book.