Sunday, October 10, 2010

a handbound book.. .

1. gather an assortment of wonderful papers together & arrange in a haphazard style pile
2. fold, then clip together with a bulldog clip
3. poke 5 holes through the spine{i begin with the centre hole right in the middle then work outwards with even spaces} i use an awl but you could use your needle, a metal skewer from the kitchen etc
4. sew with an ample piece of thread, either waxed linen or embroidery floss, or twine {pull fairly tightly & flat along the line you're sewing so the paper doesn't tear}
5. write/paint/draw till your heart's content!!!

Have a sunshine-in-your-heart kind of day{since its raining here}!!! :) loveliest thoughts