Friday, 4 November 2011

Fall Swap: UsefulBooks

I sent Lisa one of my soft-cover books made from painted layers of kraft paper and Tyvek.  The cover is embellished with a crow cut from a star chart out of an old book and a scrap of marbled paper left from a larger project.  The crow has a little key charm dangling from his beak.  He's clearly up to no good.

The front cover wraps around the the text block so it won't get ruffled if you throw it in your bag.  The pages are heavily stained with strong tea so that each one provides a slightly unique surface for writing or art.  It's all stitched together with a criss-cross long stitch which provides a little interest on the spine.  The closure is make from an African trade bead and waxed Irish linen thread.  --Cindy of UsefulBooks

Cindy's eco-friendly and cruelty-free handmade books and journals can be found in her shop here


CinderLisa said...

Eee, I'm so excited to see this! I have a bit of a fascination with crows, so this was a perfect choice for me!

CinderLisa said...

And Tyvek! I think Tyvek is SO COOL!

PrairiePeasant said...

I had to look at this one close up to see the details of the crow--marvelous work!

Useful Books said...

Thanks, guys! Lisa, I'm happy about the crow connection! :)