24 August 2010

BEST Collaborative Book, Finally Complete

It was supposed to have been finished a couple of weeks ago, but due to teaching and various other time-sucking events recently, I only just finished and photographed my book for the BEST (Bookbinding Etsy Street Team) collaborative book project. You can see the pages I made for this project in progress here, here, here, here and here.

Because time was short, I opted for a simple Coptic binding, decorated with ceramic beads and luscious marbled paper. In the end, I think the binding worked perfectly. The brown leather and green thread and green lining paper and flower motif on the beads were chosen to fit the garden theme of the poem.

I especially love how the blue in the marbled paper reflects the blue on the opening page of the poem.

For more BEST books, go to Etsy and search handmade items for the keyword "bookbindingteam."


Useful Books said...

Nice job! I'm dragging my feet on mine as well. Just can't figure out what to do! But you inspire me to get on with it.

Niko said...

Glad to be of service ;)

What you can't see in the photos is that some of the threads are just a little loose--and I was so careful to tighten them as I went along . . .

Carol said...

How fabulous to be one of the group getting these books. If all sections are half as lovely as yours, each will be a beautiful volume. Ireally enjoyed watching your process as you worked through it. Inspirational, as usual.