Bookcloth Scraps Giveaway Completed

January 24, 2010

Drawing for the package of bookcloth scraps completed.
100121Bookclothpieces9102 Left: A view of the scraps, with a couple peeks at the decorative paper (top right and bottom).

After posting about this give-away on the 18th I did some more clearing out my fabric files and rack. I found some lovely long pieces of red bookcloth that were 7 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches and a large black piece (12 1/2 x 13 3/4) to add to the lot, bringing it up to 28 pieces. I also found 3 pieces (7 x 12 1/2) of my metallic paste paper, and a full sheet (24 1/2 x 19 1/2) of lovely marbled paper (by a local artist—didn't write down the name when I bought it though).

So I've added those to the pile and contacted Chris (rchristinew—for clarification since there was more than one Chris in the drawing). I hope that she'll enjoy using these pieces to cover spines and book boards for small and even medium sized books! (Which I also hope she'll then fill with sketches of course.)

Thanks to everyone who offered to give these bits a new home and new life.

    • Miriam
    • January 25, 2010

    Lucky Chris! Congratulations!!!
    Roz, I’m looking at bookbinding supplies, and I am not sure what kind of bookcloth to pick. Do you have any suggestions or comments on paper backed or starched bookcloth? I don’t know if you’ve already covered this in your blog.

    • Roz
    • January 26, 2010

    Miriam, I haven’t seen anything labeled “starched” for years, but I also don’t look for it. I used paper-backed bookcloth. Or I make my own bookcloth by applying a paper back—which I have covered on my blog.

    Talas sells a good selection via on-line/mail order.
    I would order a sample swatchbook first, it’s worth the investment. So you can see the actual colors and textures.

    MCBA’s shop has great deals on limited and changing colors.

    I don’t like those small “rolls” which are actually just small pieces rolled up—packaged by a company called something like black ink???? I can see the decorative label, but can’t recall the name. Anyway the pieces are too small, usually good for one medium to large book and then you just have scraps left. Also the fabrics tend to be of the flat variety and they look boring to me compared to the nubby fabrics you can get from Japan.

    Hope that helps.

  1. Reply

    I am the lucky winner and can’t believe in my good fortune. I enjoy making my own sketchbooks, mainly coptic stitch. So I am excited that I get to play with new supplies that I have never had the opportunity to use before. Roz has always been so generous with her knowledge which I really appreciate. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank her for the chance to win such a nice prize.

    • Miriam
    • January 26, 2010

    Yes, this helps! I didn’t know you make your own bookcloth! That is so cool! 🙂
    I’ve been browsing Talas website, and there are so many it’s hard to pick. So, I’ll take your advice and order the sample swatchbook. Thanks Roz!

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