Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ese's book - Part 3

Now that we've got the fabric dyed, our next step is to convert it into bookcloth. To do this you have to attach rice paper to the back or wrong side of the fabric using WonderUnder. The rice paper prevents the glue from seeping through the silk when applied to the book board. Take a look:

Once you've got your bookcloth, you attach it to the book board as you would with any other book. This
book offers simple instructions on how to do that. Once you've attached the cloth to the board, secure your text block (which you sewed up while the fabric was dyeing) into the cover and place under a press. Voila! You've got yourself a custom made book. Here's the final product:

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!! can't wait to get it. thanks for making it for me!

Back to Centre said...

REALLY really beautiful! You are inspiring me even as I type!