Winter Candles

I mentioned in a coupled of previous posts (Another Pyramid Box and Two Enclosures) that I have been working on a swap book. The big exchange took place on January 9, 2016, so I can now show you my book without spoiling the surprise.

The book is called Winter Candles. It tells a short story about candles and Christmas Eve when I was a child, and it comes with extras.

Here are some of the copies before sewing to the accordion-folded spines,


and here are some of the additional parts of the work.


The accordion spine was necessary to allow room for the envelope attached to the back cover. Here are some images of the assembly process.

sewing1The envelope contains pre-cut and scored paper parts to make a candle holder and a balloon for making an ice luminary. The last few pages of the book give instructions.

The completed book was tied with ribbon to a pyramid box containing an LED candle. (See first image.)

As is often the case, I was helped in the photographic process by my lovely assistant.


And here is the box full of wonderful books (or book-like objects) that I received in return for the books I made.


My apologies for being a bit late posting again this week. I could blame it on the fact that I was called upon as plumber’s assistant a couple of times, but the real reason is that WordPress has finally forced me to use their “new and improved” format, which I —of course— despise for a number of reasons.

(I hate learning experiences.)


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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3 Responses to Winter Candles

  1. Wonderful idea and intriguing completion. I like how you solved the problem of how to integrate the larger envelope. Thanks for sharing! The paper used seems so very appropriate, too. And what a wonderful box of treats to go through.


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