Electric blue

Which one for the song? Should it be,

 the book that plays with your idea of lines...

or the book that inspires the moment through the texture you feel?

But the rhythms and patterns of sounds! What of the book that plays with patterns between its pages?

Or the book where the melody bursts out, like a bloom of spring flowers? Decisions, decisions.


Prayer books

For this one first: thick leather cover, already wise with scars. The chain, a link for objects that resonate, that need to be near. The clasp, traditional: remindful of books and boxes that store knowledges for thousands of years.

The cut, directional yet fragmented; purposeful lines broken, torn distractions welcome. The poet inspiring the inner words, Yeats.

Corn hair papers, khadi, rustling tissues, clear clean white notepapers, no lines. Here is honest telling.

The book back, soft, tangled, layered and textured. We see our experiences through many layers; each layer adds a new consideration and a new tint upon the last. At the end, a touch of twisted bark on the fingertips: this ancient way as old as human time.

Two: wrapping cover, russet brown suede, contains shrine.

Three: soft tan cover, pockets for collecting what's most important to guide the day.

Travel, life

One, above: Treasure, stored, waiting to be found.

Two, above: Private - a book to organise letters.

Three, above: The Gentleman's Handy Travel Note Book.

Four, above: The Explorer. Pockets, tucks, folds.


All heart

Big silvery love heart with open weave pattern?

Brass styled love heart, woven like a web?

Or a big hearted medal, hanging from a chain?


Book of Nature

One: Single signature, wrapover cover, sealed with a waxed cotton loop over a copper brad. Book opens to felt fabric on both sides for stitching and pinning. Papers include notepaper, recycled papers from Frogmore Paper Mill, French waxed paper, and Nepalese tissue paper. Pockets throughout. The leather used for each book has been weathering the wind and rain for a year as part of an erosion project, brought indoors, washed and treated with restorers. Beech leaves from the tree outside.

Two: Four signatures combining corn hair papers, note papers, khadi, and snatches of handmade paper. Belt fastening: cover splits into two, revealing an inner and outer, a place to store small precious items. Inside organza and double layer nets to trap leaves and organic materials.

Three: A5 in size, containing notepapers, scattered cartridge papers, amate paper from Mexico, and pockets made from recycled paper on inner covers. A heavier book to make a statement on a desk. Great for collecting, journalling, sketching.