Monday, July 26, 2010

1st book

I took a class this weekend, A Book in a Box, taught by Bonnie Thompson Norman at Windowpane Press here in Seattle. It was great. We spent the first day sewing and binding a blank book and the second day building a clamshell box for it. Here's the result:

The exterior is relatively plain. My thought was that it might heighten the impression when the box is opened.

The pictures don't really do justice to the paper. Bonnie provided a selection of paste papers she had made earlier, all quite delightful.

I wish I had taken my camera to the class; the other student's boxes were wonderful.