24 August 2010
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."