Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Bit of Bookbinding

 

It's the time of year when I usually do some bookbinding for the Australian Bookbinders exhibition. This book is called Pressed and contains rubbed pencil etchings of pressed flowers.  I have used a French simplified binding with leather spine and rolled leather headbands.  The cover is of Cork veneer and leather with an onlaid cut-out of vellum and rubbed pencil etchings with attached linen thread and vellum.
 
 
I have also made a bookbinding version of my Al-Mutanabbi Street Project book Absence.
It is a French simplified binding with a soft leather spine and rolled leather headbands.  Lamali paper/fabric has been used on the cover with the paper side up and the collaged strips are of Lamali with the fabric side up and with some overlaid leather strips.
 
I have just packaged both books up to send down to Sydney for the Australian Bookbinders Exhibition to be held in the Research Library at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 6th November to 13th December.
 

5 comments:

dinahmow said...

I like you "Pressed" book. I've seen that, I think?

Helen M said...

Thanks Di, this is a new book I've just made. You've probably seen the rubbed pencil etching as I've done that before.

Fiona Dempster said...

They look great Helen - I love the casual nature of the post title - "a bit of..." when they seem to me quite a lot of dedicated bookbinding! Go well.

Ersi Marina Samara said...

Beautiful somber presentation. You've got me looking for Lama Li paper :)

Barry said...

H- beautiful outcomes. B