When you start to wonder if you can trust someone or not, that is when you already know you don’t.
Raw Linen and Pit Fired Bead Closure
Left–Start To; Right–Wonder
While writing this post, I realized the code on the next pages is incorrect. The first clue was when I paused to read it and it didn’t make sense. A closer look, I found that the code is from the bottom to top. The page was bound in upside down and back to front.
Repairing the book will be a challenge. I bound the pages together at the fold, then used PVA to glue them together. What I thought was a nice little book has now become something else.
Will the pages survive being pried apart to bind the book together?
Left–Can Trust; Right–Someone
Left–Comma; Right–That Is
Left–When You; Right–Already
Left–Know You; Right–Don’t
Materials–monoprints, paper, fiber, PVA, pit-fired beads.
Scale–8.5 cm x 9 cm x 1.5 cm Before taking it apart to repair it.
I was able to pry the pages apart for rebinding the book.
I wasn’t able to remove the cardstock from the cover monoprint. The cardstock was used to reinforce the front and back covers. I was able to open them, so should be able to stitch to the rest of the book. Time will tell.
The stitching is a tad looser than the original binding. I originally used UHU stick glue. After reassembling and binding the book together, I added PVA to the cover.
I also used PVA to affix the folded pages together. The reason I do that, is to prevent the viewer from seeing the back side of the embroidery. Because PVA is wet compared, the back of the embroidery became wet. After drying it shows a bit through to the front and the pages look a bit crumpled.
Crumpled and messy would be okay if that was the intent. It would be okay if all of the pages were consistently so. Lesson Learned
I wonder what would happen if I applied a layer of PVA to the paper before embroidery? It would make the paper stronger. I suspect it would also be easier to affix the folded pages together because the paper would no longer be porous. Maybe two sided tape would work.