Monday, December 17, 2012

flax cover

 i love how flax
is so strong,
beautiful,
useful,
 as fiber for rope, for thread, for fabric
but also for paper.
flax paper, 
not linen rag paper
but raw flax.
beaten and pulled by those papermakers who have "umph"
extra "umph" because this pulp has
personality, character, and
makes strong covers, 
perfect for decorative longstitch bindings.
 my first book with ecoprinted pages
6" x 8" x 1" 
32 ecodyed cotton pages, 4 signatures, flax cover  
spine sewn with waxed linen, 
a keith smith variation.
endpapers of lokta, spine lining of thistledown paper
(there's a thistledown moon, and a tiny kozo mend, too).
meant to be used however you wish
drawing in ink would be wonderful
this one's for sale
$125.00. postage paid in the u.s.
email me, vdbolyard at gmail dot com,
if you're interested.

23 comments:

Valerianna said...

Ahhhhh, the long, slow breath of appreciation.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, grinning with thanks.

roz said...

really beautiful soft colours Velma. love the flax.

Velma Bolyard said...

roz, thanks, i really like this one...

aimee said...

covetcovetcovet :)

Long Ridge Farm said...

love you, Velma, your work and your open way. thenk you for brightening these darkest days before the solstice.
xx

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, 's ok-
nancy, oh, my, how sweet.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Love of a book. Love indeed.

ronnie said...

oh so lovely.... gentle but strong...

Judy Martin said...

gorgeous

Velma Bolyard said...

leslie, ronnie, and judy, your praise means so much. thank you.

Mo Crow said...

such a beautiful book Velma!

Jennifer said...

Still holding my breath in awe of your delightful book. It's simply perfect.

Alice said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

Velma Bolyard said...

many thanks, mc, jennifer and alice.

Thread Born said...

Velma- This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the soft, shadowy colors.--Julie

Velma Bolyard said...

julie, thanks for letting me know. i like it very much, too!

onesmallstitch said...

another vote for the beautiful, although the word doesn't seem to do it justice. the flax plant is a toughie, linen is my favorite yarn.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, thank you. i hope to work even more with flax and shifu...

Hot Wax Great Southern said...

oh desire

Velma Bolyard said...

trace!!! grin.

jude said...

oh!

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, yes!

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