I’ve been caught in a vortex of creativity this week, and will post the rest of my new creations in a separate post but I wanted to show this one off separately.
It’s entitled Thai Silk. Not because it has any silk in or on it, but because the beautiful paper which I’ve used for the covers was once part of an envelope that housed a silk shirt. I was sent a handful of the envelopes by a friend whose husband bought the shirts in Thailand a few years ago.
Anyway, enough waffling on, here are the photos!
It’s quarterbound with the beautiful printed paper on the covers and a rough kraft-style card on the spine (the card originally came wrapped around a purchase from the V&A museum – I really, really never throw anything away!). A thin brown ribbon has been added to the cover to complement the colours of the paper, and I’ve hand-sewn headbands with embroidery silk.
The book is A5 in size and contains 96 pages (192 sides) of 90 gsm white paper. The end papers are brown murano paper.