by Suzanne Coley Bone folders are my extra fingers when binding books and making boxes.
#1 Teflon bone folder - used for smoothing, pressing, folding, shaping.
#2, #3, #4 - antique genuine bone folders given to me by a retired master bookbinder, made in Germany - used for delicate work and conservation.
#5 - wooden Potter's rib - used for difficult spots in large boxes. Great for smoothing and shaping.
#6, #7 modern genuine bone folders - used for scoring and turning corners when binding books.
#8 Teflon bone folder - nothing sticks to them and they don't leave marks. My fingers may grip, pinch, and pick up things,but my bone folders are stronger, smaller,larger, rounder, skinner, flatter, sturdier,and can be sanded into other types of shapes. My bone folders score, press, shape,burnish, fold, smooth, and work the cornersand grooves of my books and boxes betterthan my pinky and index fingers.
Turning textiles into books
This week I am using traditional book boards to make an Asymmetrical book.
I want the book to unfold in a non-traditional way. I am still working out the details and want to share the process with readers. (I am not sure how it will finally come out.)
While I was experimenting with design ideas, I created this patchwork art using mixed media. I liked it so much that I will incorporate it with one of the textile pages. Stay tuned for more details . . .
KING The story of a girl who wants to be King: When I grow up I want to be king
with body guards dressed in red on horses with royal names, shielding me from these bullies. No more broken bones. When I grow up I want to be king like the one on postcards my teacher sent me: King George VI. I don't care about castles, a mud-brick house will do. I don't need electricity, I see in the dark.