the exercises for these chapter are to make several ‘mock-ups’ of structural forms to find out how they are constructed and to see how the embroidery techniques could be incorporated with in them. At least one surface has to have a major emphasis on embroidery as this Module deals with the embroidered panel Constructing books is a totally foreign profession to me . And so the tasks for the chapter have piled up as a mountain in front of me. For the beginning, I once again needed a kick up the backside of my girl friend. The result at least was the
simple book in one afternoon.
For the folding and stitching experiments, I limited myself to white copy paper as a material, which I painted with crayons and diluted Prociom MX. I used paper 80 for the text and for the book cover paper 160 The necessary accurate work to form a pretty text part , is not so much my thing . The small books show a more organic look. This also fits better to the irregular edges of the self-made paper. Of the folded parts I like the origami book with the pockets best. So I can incorporate my dipped and embroidered papers removable with the design of my book.
The simple book