…some experiments in repairing books in a way that adds something.
Wouldn’t it be nice to add a little poem to a torn page, or a note saying something like…
I used Japanese rice paste, (called Nori) and some pretty paper scraps. It was a hard choice sometimes between colors that follow the mood of a book and others that contrast it.
I also tried to fix a glass apothecary jar I use for things like buttons. It broke in a way that created a large hole, but no cracks, so washi tape was enough….
And lastly, my basket for thread. The edges of the basket were cracked and the whole thing was falling apart. The colors of the paper always brighten my mood, and I can still see my thread peeking through patches of the basketry.
This Christmas present was a team project. I got lots of guidance while I was sewing the facial features on “wiggle worm.” My daughter also wrote the story for the book, which strangely enough changes every time you read it… you can catch the “text” below.
Stitch your wiggle worm together from a fabric scrap.
Cut holes in the middle of the pages of a cardboard book. Cardboard book how to here. Tape your worm in place.
Glue a cardboard page over top, to secure the “wiggle worm.”
Looking a little smug after the photo shoot isn’t he?