A Collection of Poetry for My Mother

This little book I made earlier in the summer for my mother’s birthday. The sections are a collection of Poetry booklets that came free with the Guardian and Observer newspaper over Christmas last year. This is something the broadsheets often do over the Christmas period and are a great thing to collect if you spot them early enough.

I sewed the sections together with tape and linen thread and then bound it as a quarter bound flat back book. The book is aptly covered with papers that I made with my mother on a day of artistic inspiration when trying to build up my paper manipulation collection! The case is the first one I’ve made since my classes at the City Lit, and I’m fairly pleased with it – it’s certainly not perfect and I need practice, but I’m sure it could be worse for a second attempt! Amazingly, I also found the perfect ribbon to match.

I’m glad to say that my mum was extremely pleased with it, but is still a bit scared to sit down and read it!
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  • Louise August 27, 2010 Reply

    Beautiful! I can quite see why your mother is scared to open it, Lx

  • Maudie January 20, 2011 Reply

    Thanks! I made a similar book for my sister for Christmas, but sadly have no pics, otherwise that would be up too!

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