Monday, 15 April 2013

Shifu Book

I finished my Shifu Book and I am very happy with it.  The book is titled "In Conversation" and there are no words on the page; the words are in the page (see last blog). The pages were easier than I thought to sew together using chain stitch then I reverted to the days when I was studying to be a Teacher-Librarian and we learned to make books and made the cover and end papers to keep it together. I used silk paper for the cover and a fine paper I had for the end papers; both papers I bought in Vietnam.  It pays not to throw things out as they will come in handy one day.

The red leather strap is attached to the inside front cover.

 I used some of my original white thread to add contrast.

It worked quite well for someone who has not done this for ages and I enjoyed it.  


Mary said...

Congratulations! It is looking lovely. Will you put in any exhibitions? Knowing the process you used makes it that much more interesting.

Michelle said...

Wow, so delicate and beautiful!

Glennis said...

Hi Mary
Thank you for your compliments. I don't know what I will do with it yet. At the momentit is sitting on my work table.

Glennis said...

Thank you Michelle, I like it. It's like your work which is beautiful too.

Velma Bolyard said...

nicely done, glennis! i'm so glad you completed the book, and kudos on the exhibition! need i say i'm a proud teacher?!