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Re-used silk books

I’ve been doing some sewing work for a non-profit recently and it has left me with bits of silk which are less than ideal for the sewing but which, because they have a backing attached, are perfect for book covers. These are made with small scraps of old bridesmaid and prom dresses, glued, stamped and stenciled, and sewn with several different bindings.

This book, with green ribbons and green banana paper corners, is a variation on the slotted spine long-stitch in which the thread of every third signature is wrapped around the two earlier stitches, producing this cord.

The text that repeats across the cover of this book is a poem I wrote years ago.