Books and Other Stuff

mostly about making books - blank and otherwise - reading books and keeping a reading diary

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Weeds Book

This is a book I made for an exhibition a couple years ago. It's a book-in-a-box, both covered with handmade paper. The lighter paper is made with spartina, an estuary grass, and the darker one is made from hemp and cedar bark. You can read more about this on the colophon page.

I think dandelions were my inspiration for this - they're my favorite flower.

The box is closed with a kohaze Japanese bone clasp.

Dedicated to Grandmas Crosby in Toronto. Following are some of the pages - sketches are pen and ink and watercolor on Arches Textwove.