Garden Book

I recently completed a project for an Interweave publication called Handmade Books Cover to Cover that includes eleven bookmaking projects plus a bookbinding primer. My project is called Garden Book and is a collaged celebration of English gardens.

The hard cover is green book cloth embellished with a vintage key, the binding is ‘sewn over tapes’ and the pages are made from Stonehenge printmaking paper.
Garden Book 1The pages are collaged with seed catalogues, vintage papers and my own photographs.
Garden_Book_3 Garden_Book_2I also included lots of pockets made from vellum, stamped transparencies, glassine and vintage envelopes.Garden_Book_7Garden_Book_6Garden_Book_9I also included scraps of fabric, vintage flash cards and garden related quotes.

Garden_Book_13Garden_Book_10Garden_Book_11Garden_Book_12Full step by step instructions are in the book, which can be purchased from the Interweave website.

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7 Thoughts on “Garden Book

  1. Sandra L. on June 18, 2018 at 10:51 am said:

    I totally love this! I recently visited two beautiful English gardens and would love to do a similar project. May I ask where you found such great garden quotes?

  2. outopia65 on June 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm said:

    I love your work so much and would love to make a similar book with my collection of flower photos.I just bought your book and found the instructions very helpful.

  3. Cathy on June 18, 2018 at 3:34 pm said:

    How wonderful !! Such a beautiful book, love the sewn over tape binding.

  4. This is totally gorgeous. You’d be able to lose yourself in all these pages, no problem. So much to enjoy.

  5. Rainy on June 22, 2018 at 3:21 pm said:

    Beautiful! I just came across your work through a magazine and fell head over heels. I have only hand stitched one binding and it was a complete disaster as I use a Japanese Screw Punch and didn’t pay attention enough. It held together however it is pretty ugly.

  6. Jane Gauvin on June 24, 2018 at 12:10 pm said:

    Absolutely love your book, both the pages and how the binding looks from the side! Very inspiring for both gardening and book making! Thanks for sharing!

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