Saturday, July 11, 2009

Embroidered Book

Remember in this post I said that I was making an embroidered book as my final project? Well, I did actually finish it in time, and here it is!

I didn't put anything on the cover, but now I think it needs something, if only to differentiate the front from the back.

not lost

yet out of reach

seeds scattered by the wind

never recollecting

memories romanticized

repeating fails the fading

the tiny roots that hold us up


for familiar places

The end! The binding is a case, covered with fabric and paper, but the pages are stab-bound together, and just glued into the case. The pages are really soft, they sag:

This book was pretty successful, I think. But I think it needs something on the front cover. This was definitely an exercise in embroidery, which I haven't really done before (this is the only other experience I've had with embroidery)! and poetry. My poem isn't the best, but it means something to me, and I guess that's all that really counts, right?

1 comment:

  1. I really like it!! Embroidering the pages was a good idea... it makes me want to try it.

    I think it would be nice if you embroidered something on the front... like a tiny simple image or shape, or just a letter, or something. but then you'd have to recover it which would be a pain.

    let me know what you end up doing with it!


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