One of the mental games I played this week was doing arithmetic in my head, so I know that is the number of stitches it took to complete the designs on the little coloured panels for the nine versions of Twenty-twenty Hindsight: 3,780. Here are the panels before stitching, resting on their respective blocks.
I started the week by cutting all those little squares, then made a piercing template.
I pierced each square —1,944 holes in all, then stitched one of the six designs on it.
Here’s a set of stitched squares for one block.
The piece is now looks like this.
After gluing the panels on each block, the next stage will be to make a solid colour tamatebako for each one. (For more explanation, see last week’s post.)
I made a couple of test panels to check the fit. Here is one partly folded, showing the cuts in the middle creating the flaps used to glue the panels together.
I played a little last week with alternative enclosures that open on six sides. Here’s a card stock cube that is entirely made up of flaps.
When I tried to open it on one side, the entire structure fell apart.
After spending so much time last month on #areyoubookenough_machine I hadn’t planned to make anything for this month’s #areyoubookenough_break challenge, but an idea had —quite literally— fallen in my lap.
The layout for printing is complete. Now I just have to finish the text, print it, cut it out, assemble it, photograph it, and post it with appropriate hashtags by the end of the day. Easy peasy.
I haven’t posted a new DIY artist’s book for a while, so next week I will post instructions and a printable file for FRAGILE.
In other book arts news:
If you can’t wait until next week for a DIY book arts project, you could make the latest one-sheet mini-book from Judith Hoffman. You can find the original post here.
Download A-Child’s-Introduction or click the link in the post.
Instructions for cutting and folding a mini-book are here.
In other news:
My favourite crabapple tree —an Almay— hit full bloom this week
Isn’t it glorious!