50 books in a year of being 50

In this year of being 50 I have decided to follow one of my creative passions
and make 50 handmade books over the year.

Early next year I will find a way to exhibit the books and auction them.

The money raised will go to Plum Village in France,
a monastic retreat centre inaugurated by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Book number 43, Lotus book

Current bid for this book stands at £10
This is a version of coptic binding with each signature being sewn directly into the outer spine of the cover and decorated with beads. The pages are two shades of lilac. The book measures 14 x 14cm with a magnet closure. It has 144 pages.

This shows the front cover with running stitch embroidery and a lotus flower embroidered onto the closure.

Here is the spine decorated with beads.

This shows the pages and the lotus flower.

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