lundi 9 mars 2009

New Book Cover!


Still on reviving my bookshop, I've decided to change the structure of my handmade books so that it looks a little more polished (to me, at least).

My first go at it is a book I'm making for a friend's child. The cover you can see at the lower righthand corner. I covered thick paper with red gingham, to which I first applied wheat paste. (This little recipe I got from Michelle Maule's great blog.) For different books, I plan to use different fabrics, of course.

The sewing technique for the spine I got from a how-to book.

What do you all think: yay or nay?

9 commentaires:

ingermaaike a dit…

It looks beautiful but I really love the "rough" look of your books. It makes them so uniquely you!

Sigmosaics a dit…

i like your 'rough' looks too Pomme but in saying that why not have both? they are equally unique and beautiful and appeal to a wide audience :)

matchstickgirl a dit…

i love my original books ...you made ... stitched covers ...
so beautiful ....

maybe the gingham for childrens stories?..

vadjutka a dit…
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vadjutka a dit…

ohh... what happened? I wanted to edit my comment, but I dont speak French, so I guess I clicked the wrong button :-)

So: I said, YAY! This new type is a kind of happy-rustic for me, and I like that style.

ira a dit…

I think customised is beter pomme depending of the story and you must will come up with something what are going to do with the cover!

Paperfection a dit…

Love these! Books, handbinding, stories, art, collage, it combines all of these things. Yummy!

jealousydesign a dit…

hhmmmm... I like the new but I think your "old" is more unique, creative and more Pomme.

Blue Bicicletta a dit…

That is a very pretty little book! I love the gingham. I also like your freestyle books, but I think there's room for both, too!