Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Book Swap #12: Buechertiger

I wanted to create something for this themed swap which is visibly reused and still shows the traces of its previous life. I believe this is called direct recycling. The boards are covered with parts of a pair of old jeans. The back pocket sits on the front cover and can still be used as such. The binding style is a sewing on tapes with a chain stitch in between for increased stability. For tapes, I chose seams of the same jeans. The boards themselves are laminated from card stock that comes in the paper I usually buy. The pages inside are all cut from brown paper bags, most of them plain but some with an interesting pattern or even content printed on them. One bag that I got in a comic shop even features a comic strip. In total the book has 96 pages. I hope my swap partner Özlem of askida will have fun writing in it! --Hilke

Visit Buechertiger at her shop here: www.buechertiger.etsy.com

10 comments:

Surfbunny said...

This is a great book! I have been thinking of trying something like this and now you have raised the challenge bar. I love the seams as tapes, I wondered how to give the book good structure.

Thanx for sharing this idea,

Duane @ Surfbunny

Rhonda Miller said...

Looks super!

elizabeth rosemond said...

fantastic!!

KarleighJae said...

I owned a journal at one time with a pocket on the front cover. I loved using that pocket!! Wonderful use for the tapes. I'm sure she'll love it!

PrairiePeasant said...

Love the mix of textures and colours. Very nice.

Büchertiger said...

Nice to see you all like it :-) It was really fun to make. - Good theme for a swap, it produced a lot of interesting books, too.

ASKIDA said...

This is deliciously creative!! LOVE it! I'm soo happy and feel lucky that this wonderfully fascinating book is made for me and it's mine :)
Congrats and thanks Hilke!

ASKIDA said...

This is deliciously creative!! LOVE it! I'm soo happy and feel lucky that this wonderfully fascinating book is made for me and it's mine :)
Congrats and thanks Hilke!

linda said...

What a cool book - I love it! Such a cool way to recycle an old pair of jeans for sure...thanks for the inspiration!

Pauline Paulette said...

I love, I simply love it