Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Book Binding at Arrowmont

I'm in Gatlinburg, TN taking a workshop with Dan Essig at Arrowmont.  He is a wonderful instructor and here are a few things I have done so far:

This is a close-up of the coptic stitch that we are using (above)

This is the cover of that same book closed, and embellished (above)

Above is the outside of another book I did, with paste papers and calligraphy

This is the inside front cover of that book, with a window holding the butterfly image

And this is a wooden cover. It has been drilled, sanded, painted with 5 layers of paint, re-sanded and waxed!  It takes a lot of work to make something look this distressed!

2 comments:

Mary S Hunt said...

LOL yes it does take a little time,,,but the results are stunning.

Anna said...

Wow these books are fascinating! One could just explore the pages and get lost in tiny worlds! What sort of wood are the covers made from?