23 March 2012

Book du jour

Adding (japanese) ink to a small book - this one was made from a rubbing of pages that had "nests" of thread added, and then more stitching (and nests of thread) added to that.
The threads took the ink well but did leave a hint of the original colour, on close inspection.

To get the book dry I use a hairdryer and separate the pages during the drying process. It does rather play havoc with your hands -
To speed up the drying, I press out surplus ink between sheets of newspaper - sometimes with surprising results, like the ruched pattern from this stitching -
Working with the concept of "line as text" I also added hand stitch to some of the little books -
My favourites from this batch -

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