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8 Oct 2017

Bookbinding - an update


Bookbinding online class - oh what did I start! 
I am courageous and started something quite new for me
Although while experimenting I long for fabric and thread
I can‘t deny it.




At least I made a front and back cover with a little
fabric, liberty scraps, and held it down with tulle and
then going over it with the sewing machine


Also a litte handstitching
embroidering the title with backstitches - Bunte Bücher 
(coloured books)
It is an online class with Anne Lange at
www.lange-nadel.de



After folding the pages and binding them with
an easy technique - the side edge binding



I started to think about the next steps ...
the actual binding of the book.
I have to combine two methods and it is not solved yet.
I didn‘t follow the instructions ------ now, readers, please excuse,
I chose the wrong expression. Of course, teacher never gives any
instructions but merely advices or suggestions. However, I am a complete newbie
in this craft and therefore very dependent of - lets call it now "recommendations".
OK?

And - a celebration - one piece for two
with coffee on an outing into the Black Forest/Schwarzwald


Fifty-five years together - two children - three grandchildren
A move from one French farmhouse into another French 
house will soon happen, soon? Maybe in two or three months
we started to move mentally. 



We enjoyed this cake - the calm before the storm -
but wait - the storm hasn‘t begun yet.





4 comments:

  1. I am sure there is no storm in your marriage! When two people stay together for 55 years it is well worth celebrating. Delicious looking cake, too.
    I think your book will be fantastic.

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  2. the book looks beautiful. what is withing....just blank pages? you can certainly fill them with stitch.

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  3. Yoou actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic
    to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for yiur next post, I
    will try to get the haqng off it!

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  4. I have enjoyed looking back at some of your previous posts which I have found quite interesting. I too have a love for anything having to do with stitching cloth. I would like to follow you on Instagram but don't find a link here.

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