and have been sitting in a pile in my room until now! I made these about a 18 months ago. They are inspired by weekend at the Weymouth 2012 Olympics. It actually ended up being a rather strange weekend and rather salty by the sea.
Japanese stab binding is *amazing*. I love how the pattern flows from one direction to the other when you are stitching. I think it’d be really interesting and fun to work out your own pattern. My teacher made a row of “cat faces” binding, and this is a really nice blog for inspiration (by another Becca!).
I also think that experimenting some visual programming software like processing would make some cool patterns (I’m learning processing at the moment, so this could be a fun project to inspire and help with the learning process of processing!
In the past, I’ve only ever followed instructions from Kieth Smith’s book, which is a brilliant book, but very hard to follow -see the image below.
It seems that Kieth Smith is way ahead of his time (book originally published in 1990). He has placed all the steps of the instructions in one frame, I think he wishes there was a play button embedded into the page, and we could press it to see the tutorial in action.
Corners. Very fiddly, but very satisfying to make!
Somewhat higldy-pigldy notes.
The first phase of an animated print I am making at Mission Arts Cultural Center. Each animation is made from 18 separated prints of the same block.
I’m learning bookmaking FOR REAL. Yes. I started this class a few months ago and already gonna sell some of these in a shop in Oakland. This was the first structure I made –> a business card holder, for all my business card holding needs.
notes from the class
(phwooooar look at those corners!) we learned an *amazing* simple way to make corners beatify. I tried to find a tutorial online so I can share it with you, but it seems not many people write instructions for this wonderful “mini flap” method, I guess I’ll have to write one myself –>watch this space!
I now have a purpose for the many scraps of fabrics and papers I find myself hoarding. I’ll be selling some of these creations at Walrus, Oakland after their stock changeover next month.