Thursday, 23 February 2012

Book Wrap and Spring

The book wrap is complete. I am happy that my journal 2011 has such a nest. Warm, protective and natural. The calico cover is tea dyed, the images are transferred using a range of techniques from printing to spraying, gel medium transfer to emulsion transfer. Inks used are walnut and eucalyptus. There is machine and hand stitching of the three layers and a tie made from slubby sheep's wool.
I shall definitely make more.
The weather today is a joy. There was a honey bee on the snowdrops this morning - I have never seen that before. He has made it through the winter and is willing to try any flower available - imagine that; Snowdrop Honey!
The croci have opened their hearts too.


14 comments:

  1. Beautifully finished. I can see why you would want to make more. Snowdrop honey sounds good - what a brave little chap.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your bookwrap and the photos of the flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your bookwrap is gorgeous. I love the button closing. Our croci awoke this morning. I cannot imagine not having these harbingers of spring to let me know winter is almost gone.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a lovely wrap you created. The flowers are beautiful too. We have flowers and bees right in the middle of winter this year. Very warm for us.

    ReplyDelete
  5. There is an award on my blog for you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a beautiful wrap. I love the photo of the snowdrops too. Takes me back to my childhood in England. Thanks for visiting my blog too, I've added you to my list.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Snow drop honey...love the idea of that.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a gorgeous book wrap, dear Clare - so perfect for your beautiful journals! Yes, please make more of those wraps!

    I saw a honey bee here the other day too - and two butterflies! So Spring is on its way for sure now!

    ReplyDelete
  9. your bookwrap is inspiring! being an avid bookbinder and journalminder, i love seeing how others cherish their own.

    haven't seen much growing around these parts beyond the odd strand of grass peeking through the old as yet...but i have such dreams of spring in my heart!

    namaste'

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your collection "Threads of Loveliness "looks pretty , and a fantastic creativity, I really appreciate your work.
    Plastic Cards
    Plastic Card Printing

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the wrap - all the textures and subtle shades of brown - really lovely. And, your earlier post about your mother was very dear. I hope you have support... sometimes sewing itself is a connection with our mothers... I know it is with mine, who I think would be proud of what I'm making.

    ReplyDelete
  12. the book wrap is quite wonderful, you know!

    ReplyDelete

your comments are always appreciated - I enjoy reading them. You don't need to have a blog to leave a comment, you can select the name/URL option and fill in just your name instead of a blog link.