Monday, 2 November 2015

Autumnal production ....

Autumn is all about production: books, dyes and most importantly; sloe gin and blackberry vodka. (... and unfortunately rather sore wrists, a condition that seems to impact other bookmakers at this time of year, see: paperiaarre.blogspot),

So here are a few of the books I made from September to October:

73 recycled leather books. Some have gone to Hawksbys, a delicious gallery located on the cobbled highstreet of Haworth, a short stroll from the home of the Bronte sisters. A batch have gone to Shire Hall Gallery in Staffordshire, Another batch is on its way to the gorgeous Gallery in Masham and I have saved a few for events later this month.

(there were smaller ones too ... but I can't locate the picture)

Vintage fabric books for the Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds:

A new batch of ""My little linen books" for my very dear friend Jane Greenoff ... 

More envelope books  ( 21 to be precise) .... 

Several dress pattern books and lots of chortling over vintage suspenders ... 

... and a moment or two of luxurious time to play, to sadden Indigo with Walnut dye and to smock  

A few 'Recycled leather' books, dyed with indigo and walnut .... 

... and just enough time to make a teeny tiny "match box book" ... 

Onwards into November, the month of exhibitions, events and topping up my Folksy shop


  1. These are absolutely beautiful and those suspenders closures are genius!

    1. Thank you Alex! I have been using suspenders as closures for quite a few years now, they do make me chuckle. x

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    1. Thank you! Your teddies are rather lovely too. x