Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Book Swap #12: BackDoorBooks


I had a lot of fun with this theme. I thought about what types of materials I currently have that I could make a book out of. I had a few rolls of this seat belting material that I saved from the trash. Weaving it was easy; finishing the edges took a bit of experimenting. I also used a clasp left over from a cannibalized purse and a button from a coat from Goodwill. The book is sewn with a modified longstich using waxed hemp thread. --Eric

Eric's shop can be found here: www.backdoorbooks.etsy.com

8 comments:

PrairiePeasant said...

Very original! I like the steampunk feel. Nice work!

KarleighJae said...

I was excited to see the seatbelt book! Wonderful use of texture and design.

Useful Books said...

This one really blew me away! Super creative use of an unlikely material.

Louise said...

This is so interesting and also a little amusing! I like the fact it would generate a feeling of being safe!! ;) Really great craftsmanship with the stitching. I'd like to see more!

Surfbunny said...

Super book, I think this is wonderfully creative. Thanx for sharing

Duane @ Surfbunny

Rhonda Miller said...

Awesome.

B├╝chertiger said...

Oh, I am very much looking forward to getting my hands on this one! :-) Such a wonderful idea to use the belts, and as the others I like this thingie that sits on the cover. I first thought it was a compass but looking closer I am not sure anymore. I hope I'll find out soon.

linda said...

What a cool book and clever use of materials - wow!