Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Read any good books lately?

I have just taken two new instant books out of the pot this morning, and already I can tell that they will make wonderful reading.  I got some very good, clear prints of some lovely leaves, and all together they tell me what went on in the cookpot.  For this recipie, I used the leaves from Oak (Quercus), Cercis Canadensis (Redbud), Ligustrum (Ligustrum sinensis), Wild grape, (Vitis vitis) along with some scrap steel wire, some washer andrusty bottle caps.  I had a copper rich dyebath used about 3 times before, in an aluminum pot, so you can see that there was quite a mixture of metals and plant materials full of tannins.  The results were very satisfying to me, and I hope they will be to you also.


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    1. By the way, I loved your latest blog post with the black accordian book. The stitching, dyeing and bookmaking really came together.

  2. I missed the blog post with the black accordion book. What date was that? I can't seem to find information about your bookbinding project. Did you show the finished book?

  3. The blog post with the black accordian book is by Elisabeth Bunsen. She is the EB posting above. I am still working on my bookbind project. Some things came up that had to be attended to at the Museum wheere I work, and I had to set the project aside for a little while. I will get back to it soon, I hope.