Friday, December 21, 2012

Triple-Chain Trio

I made a trio of triple-chain stitched soft cover books yesterday.  They're samples for the workshop I'll be teaching at the NorBAG meeting in May.  The difference between the three lies at the top of each, on the left in the photo.  Minor variations.  I'll likely teach the middle way (isn't the middle way always better, in every domain of life?).  That's Keith Smith's original triple-chain stitch. 

The top and bottom covers are scrapbook cardstock -- wish they were just a bit heavier.  But I did sew a contrasting strip of paper at the edge of the front and back in both instances.  The middle cover is watercolor paper that I painted variously, over a period of time, and it's quite sturdy.

Have a good weekend.  It hasn't stopped raining on the North Coast in close to 36 hours.  The Eel River at Fernbridge is expected to rise to low-monitor stage over the weekend -- could be worse.  But it's really wet out there.

9 comments:

jenclair said...

Your books are beautiful, Connie!

Marybeth said...

Wow, I love that binding stitch. Does that mean you have 3 signatures inside. I have only done one book so I truly love to see what you are doing. Happy Holidays.. Marybeth

Jeannie said...

I do love that binding stitch. It looks like ferns or pine needles. Really elegant books. Have a happy Connie! (As to the rain, I keep reminding myself that at least it isn't snow - yet!)

Sandra Rude said...

Wonderful books! Love the contrast between the cover papers.

Stay dry, have a great Christmas and a creative new year!

-- Sandra

Sandy said...

The bindings you have been using are wonderful. I haven't done this one. The class is one I'd want. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Try to stay dry.

Alice said...

You make the best looking spines!

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful, Connie! I do like the middle one best, especially the cover! And I love that you are teaching a class in the techniques... it is obvious that you love doing these, and I know that will make the class even better for those you teach it to.
Hope you don't have to go out in the rain... that's a long storm, and I know you have been hit hard this year in the north!

Maggi said...

More beautiful books. Glad that you are teaching them as your students will have a wonderful time. Thanks for introducing me to Keith Smith, his book is wonderful.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Connie. These are drop-dead gorgeous. SO elegant! Cool patterns and the stitching adds so much.
best, nadia