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.
The pages are collaged with seed catalogues, vintage papers and my own photographs.
I also included lots of pockets made from vellum, stamped transparencies, glassine and vintage envelopes.I also included scraps of fabric, vintage flash cards and garden related quotes.
Full step by step instructions are in the book, which can be purchased from the Interweave website.