Friday, May 13, 2011

Nothing much going on here


Down at the pond spring arrives

Fiddleheads unfurl into ferms

Back at the ranch, I bind bookblocks for four books. With this binding style I could bind a lot of bookblocks and save them to cover later.

However, this time I couldn't resist choosing cover papers and making the covers. This is the most expensive part of the type of books I bind. These fine papers are pricey especially the violet one which looks blue here.

15 comments:

The fearless threader said...

It is one of the most relaxing things for me making books. I like to use my old life drawing to make sketchbooks. I love the layers thay they create when I draw into them again.

The papers look wonderful. I'd love to see the finished ones.

Mim said...

I bet they are gorgeous when complete. Teach us someday ok? Art day at my house?

Kimmie said...

I love the reflection in your photo .... And your bookbinding is so intriguing to me ... Is it hard to do?

...louciao... said...

The pond scene is so pretty. The fiddleheads unfurling make me look forward to some cooked up and smothered with butter. And those books promise to be beautiful with such special covers. Looks like plenty going on to me! BTW, did you get the fabric scrap I sent?

patti said...

Beautiful pics! I love the blossom in your header!

Book binding is a skill I don't have. Yes, teach us someday!

sukipoet said...

kimmie, bookbinding is hard for me because i am awkward at sewing and also measuring and i usually forget a step or two or mess up as it is more a left-brained skill and i am pretty right-brained. however, i love the end product so i soldier on. for you, as such a good sewer, it might be a much easier experience.

louciao i have not received your cloth scrap yet however i know from others mailing me things from Canada that it takes a looong time to get here. I look forward to receiving it.

Patti--Not sure I would be good at teaching bookbinding. when I do it, i often have to check the directions. I could help folks with the cutting of pages and making covers etc. but the sewing part---not so sure.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiufl papers. I can get so caught up just looking at these gorgeous papers in a shop. I always bring one or two home not knowing what I will do with them. I like this binding style.

Robin said...

Suki, I can see that Spring is truly arriving up on the Mountain!

I think of all our banners floating in the Cloutie Glen...and it is a soothing picture in my mind...

I am flying off to meet "you know who" today - and will give her a big hug from you!

Love to you and Bibs,

♥ Robin ♥

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Spring has Sprung...lovely blossoms! Plenty of potential any these beginning art books...keep us posted!

soulbrush said...

I can never get enough views of Spring, so enjoy it.

...louciao... said...

jeepers! and I thought our village postal service was slow. I sent off the cloth about two weeks ago. I hope it gets there...before winter sets in again!

Annie said...

Lovely. I want to learn book binding, it is on my long list of things to learn :-). Love the paper. xoxo

Tess Kincaid said...

Ooo...LOVE the fiddleheads!

Lynn said...

You are quite the amazing book binder. The books look so well done. And the cover papers so beautiful. I love the fish.

studio lolo said...

wonderful shots Suki. The top one is a painting, for sure.

I love the pages waiting for their covers. I really need to learn this. I do have a book on making memory books. Hmmm, perhaps I should dust it off!

I've been away too long. I hope you and Bibs are well.♥