How To

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ever since i tried out miniature bookmaking over the holiday break, i’ve had ideas brewing for a book of my own.  but since i’m not computer saavy, i didn’t know how to create page layouts with text and images in little text boxes in a word processing program.  but embroidery and sewing, i do know.  so i replaced paper and glue with fabric and thread– and a miniature embroidery book was the result.

since it’s just intended to resemble a how-to book, the content doesn’t include detailed stitching instructions.  that said, the book does include a pattern and threads and stitches used, so anyone with a little bit of embroidery experience could easily stitch the motif.

since the book is made of fabric, i chose the japanese stab binding so i could sew the book together.  the pages are also made in the style that is traditionally used with this method– folded in half with the fold at the edge of the page.  using this form also served to hide the back of the embroidery, making it the perfect choice for this book.

there are things that i’d like to fine tune the next time around, but for the time being, i’m happy with the way this idea took shape.




This entry was published on February 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm. It’s filed under Bookmaking, Embroidery, Handcraft and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

8 thoughts on “How To

  1. This is fantastic!!! I LOVE it!

  2. You make the most adorable miniatures I’ve seen in a long time.

  3. That is beautifully designed and sewn! I absolutely love it.

  4. Wow! This mini book is too cute! It is dainty :)

  5. that is so sweet! beautifully made too

  6. vdbolyard on said:

    this is a fine miniature, it teaches and i’ll bet it feels great in your hands.

  7. Is the miniature book for sale?

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