Katherine's Dabblings


Monday, 1 November 2010

Japanese Bookbinding Wedding Album

I saw a tutorial on Youtube about Japanese bookbinding and fancied having a go.  And seeing as though there is a wedding due I thought I'd make it for the happy couple to use as a guest book or an album for some fun photos.

The pages inside are alternate vellum and lovely quality paper.

The basic cover is mountboard covered in a cotton material.   The front is decorated with painted tyvek, ironed and then stitched.  The heart is two pieces painted tyvek with wadding inbetween and sewn.  There is also some embossing on it but couldn't go mad with it without the tyvek shrinking.  An air dry clay heart in the centre.

The back is the free motion stitched piece in the last post.

The invitation had a flower on it made out of ribbon so I thought it would be a nice touch to reuse it on their album so unravalled it, ironed it and then threaded through the holes.  Voila!





4 comments :

Fuchsia said...

I really love them there is a lot of love and work gone into them x

Nicks said...

I've been waiting months to see this, and it was well worth the wait!!

sparkles said...

Truly beautiful. You really are so talented.
Sparkles xx

Debs said...

Awsome! Wow Katherine this is fabulous xx