Thursday, 3 November 2011

Fall Swap: BlueRoofDesigns




Title: Slinky

Description: The spark that got me going with this book was that I wanted to make something that was both small and large. I decided to try a book with small covers and lots of pages.

The covers measure 2.125" x 2.25". The book is 4" thick, has 61 signatures, and a total of  488 pages - this set the record for the most signatures I've ever bound into a book. It took about 3.5 hours to sew it. The two papers used for the pages are manufactured by one of my favorite vendors, the French Paper Company - Glo-Tone Shocking Green and Pop-Tone Black Licorice.

When choosing a cover paper, I was immediately drawn to a textured black and lime green python print - I love its vibrancy. The pattern on the paper inspired the binding, a variation of the double needle Coptic stitch.

When you hold one of the covers in each hand, the pages move back and forth, much like a Slinky - this inspired the name. It seemed appropriate for both its movement and its snakelike appearance. --Elissa of BlueRoofDesigns

BlueRoofDesign's handmade journals, photo albums and guestbooks can be seen here

3 comments:

CinderLisa said...

This is fabulous! I love how the name ties into both the movement of the book and the style. Very fun.

PrairiePeasant said...

Very creative! Nice work combining the papers/colours and the stitching. I'd love to play with it like a slinky!

Susan Lower said...

Love it!