Sunday, May 23, 2010

new word

xylothek. and i wonder, is the great northeastern woods, of which my 90 acres is a smidgin, actually a xylothek? we talk about reading the land, the forest...
two ethiopian board books, one with pages made from maps. maps from alaska and canada, which describe the the land for pilots. the boards? poplar, not hand hewn, but sourced from lowe's. sewn with waxed linen. 
these boards are hand hewn, though, and the paper hand made, the flax thread hand spun. made at jim and melody croft's old ways workshop in santa idaho. it doesn't live in a xylothek.  

12 comments:

jude said...

definitely a new word, wow, what a story word. marvelous collection of details all in a neat little package. that last shot is so sexy.

Velma said...

i know, xylothek's terrific.
thanks, it's one of hannah's--

T said...

Amazing these xylothek collections. So much delicate detail in there.

xt

Dianne said...

New word for me... lovely books...

Judy Martin said...

Thanks Velma, I think that I needed to know this information at this time. Shall ponder.

Love your wooden books.

neki desu said...

lovely word. words oh words, even with my meager greek knowledge.
the books are fab, but what i like most is the hand.

iNdi@ said...

another torch beam shone into a hidden corner of the whirled
thank you

Velma said...

neki--my daughter loves my hands. as do i-not because of how they look (small and strong) but because they work well. i love that they can still be taught things.

Valerianna said...

Hi... just found your blog, and for ounce I signed up to follow someone's blog who lives closer than the UK! I'm in Mass, so, we're practically neighbors...

Look forward to spending more time here among the fibers and books, etc... lovely short visit today.

And good word - xylothek - I think I may have heard that on
the NPR show, "Says You". If you like words, and don't know the show, its great...

Blessings from across the forest!

Deb G said...

I read this post a couple days ago and have been thinking about it a lot...something magical about this idea.

Velma said...

glad to spark some thought!

mjc said...

Oh, Velma, thanks for posting this. I love the word, but the photos of xylothek collections themselves are fantastic...thanks!