A private commission, I made this sketchbook/journal and created the personalised cover for a 30th birthday present.
As a lover of all things books, I wanted to create a classic sketchbook and cover for Holly, whilst maintaining a contemporary style.
The sketchbook was made with an exposed coptic stitch in contrasting colour, with handprinted endpapers.
I love this style of binding for a sketchbook as it leaves much more room to add things without distorting the pages. It also means you can open up the sketchbook flat for easier working.
The cover uses upholstery fabric so it's more robust and I also added some wadding to the spine for further protection.
A chance to see the studios and the artists who work there, fuelled with a little festive cheer.
Mince pies, mulled wine and various art works and gifts will be for sale too.
Experiments for my third and final ‘cosmos’ themed project start in earnest….
I’ve been messing about with transparency in intaglio ink and lino-press pressures to achieve a vintage style print.
Photos don’t do it justice (as per) - but I’m pretty pleased with the result so far.