Tuesday, 5 August 2008

secret belgium dinosaurs...

This morning I finished making the prints I was talking about a few days ago in to a dino book for my friends wedding present...


Above is the front and back, and here is what it looks like opened up...


Ahhh, dinosaurs in love :)


I'm getting to like this style of binding (the secret belgium style), even though each time I've sewn it I've done it a different way... This time I used a combination of methods involving sewing the cover around the pages but not attaching it, then sewing in the pages loosely, looping around every spine thread and then tightening them up at the end. The book feels fairly sturdy, it just took ages :)


Anyway, I'm going to be away for a week or so now as I've got two weddings in various parts of the country and a trip to Amsterdam to keep me occupied... So, have a good week, hope the sun shines where you are :)

9 comments:

Ali said...

Oh, the spine! That little heart just kills me.

Have a wonderful week.

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Thanks for sharing your stuff!

Carol said...

Lovely. Now I'm curious about how you did the sewing as you described. Always something of great interest in your posts.

acornmoon said...

Hi, I have just found your blog, very enjoyable visit and lovely books.

Ciara said...

Oh this is beautiful! Really love those dinos, and such a gorgeous book you've made.

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Kim said...

Oh dear Sarah, your art is so beautiful. I love the pterosaurs, and I haven't tried the secret belgium binding yet... I think that will be my next new binding. Your drawings are wonderful, and I love the way you made me think these were really fossils! How lucky your friends are. I am going downstairs right now to try a pen and ink drawing of a dino fossil. I can dig up my old higher vertibrates notes, I am sure. Lets see, I last saw them, um, 30 years ago.....

liliana italiano said...

I just discovered your blog...very nice work!!!!

Beata said...

that is a beautiful book ... wow
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