Sunday, March 17, 2013

A new book


After days of procrastination I finally sat down this morning and sort of got this little book together using coptic stitch.
Three books and some notes came out and although I made a small boo boo that I didnt notice until I had finished, it holds together and does what it should do, eg opens flat.
I cant believe it took me so long to gather my courage and get going with it.
It is a small collection of odds and ends and back ground pieces I have had lying around for ages.
Not sure what I will do with it.
I have all these books on how to bind books and although basically they say the same thing it is all done slightly differently. I did this stitch years ago with Adele Otteridge in my first forum class at Horsham and although I got out the notes and my sample books I still wasnt sure if I was doing the right thing.
Any way success at last.
It is cold!! I have had to find some warm clothes, I know it wont last but it is lovely to feel that I have to put on some clothes not take them off.
We havent had much rain though, about 2mm.
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6 comments:

Julie said...

That is a beautiful stitch! It looks great on that particular book! Gorgeous art work too!!!

Jo Murray said...

Beautiful book Penny. Hope you get some more...in fact plenty of...rain.

Lins Artyblobs said...

Lovely book Penny. Good that you've used some of your stash too.

Gail Pierce said...

Fabulously fun!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

It looks lovely, so what do you do with the book - paste in collages, do drawings, write little poems? It becomes a work of art.

Carol said...

It looks really beautiful, Penny, and don't worry about the variations in coptic stitch. I learn the one I use nearly 30 years ago and I can't follow any of the others. The main thing is it holds together and you have a beautiful book to use.