Hand made GREEN book Challenge

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On the Spool knitting group on yahoo, we’ve been talking about paper vs pdf patterns.

Several of the clever women there have said that they print out their pdf’s, slip them into plastic sleeves and pop them into a binder.  The patterns never get lost that way.

WELL! That has inspired me!

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I LOVE making journals, notebooks, sketchbooks  etc. that are one of a kind, eco friendly and oh so artsy.

So….. why not make your own book to store your pdf’s and loose patterns?

You could make 2 covers from cardboard or plywood or veneer or chipboard or somthing else, and then decorate them any way that you wanted to.

Then- spool knit, or tat or crochet or braid or kumihimo or  use any other method of making a cord.

Use the cords to hold your pdf book together….

And, if you didn’t want to use plastic sleeves, you could punch holes in large envelopes, label them, and store your pdf’s and pattern bits and pieces in there….

And, Voial! your pdf’s, notes, sketches, clippings  and patterns won’t ever get lost!     Yay!

SO  HERE’S THE CHALLENGE:

MAKE A BOOK

THAT IS PERFECT FOR STORING YOUR PDF AND OTHER LOOSE PATTERNS

THIS IS A GREEN CHALLENGE,

MAKE 2 COVERS  FROM SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE RECYCLING, RECLAIMING OR UPCYCLING,

AND DECORATE THEM ANY WAY YOU WANT:

USE PHOTOS, PAINT, WEAVING, FLAT DOLLS, TATTING, CROCHET, STITCHERY, DRAWING, WHATEVER….

A N D !

THE BOOK HAS TO BE BOUND WITH HANDMADE CORDS

Take pics and post them to your blog

or wherever you post your pics

and then send me a link

so we can all be inspired and admire.

Who is the challenge open to?

ANYONE.  Everyone….

Any crafter who loves making recycled and reclaimed and upcycled stuff.

People who like making books.

People who have never made a book.

This challenge is  for spool knitters, tatters, scrapbookers, weavers, crocheters, yarnies and crafters in general .

Show us how  it works for you to store your pdf’s, clippings and loose sketches, notes and patterns….

There should be a prize, shouldn’t there?

Okay…. I’ll work on something special for the winner… not telling what, yet.

The challenge STARTS NOW

and is open ended,

but I will award a prize on APRIL 22,

because that’s EARTH DAY

okay everyone…. get to work!

I have posted pics of some of the handmade books I’ve made over the years –

Here are the links to: Books with Origami Angels

images and text on this blog are copyright protected

so please don’t copy them without Noreen Crone-Findlay’s permission.

Thanks

16 Comments

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16 responses to “Hand made GREEN book Challenge

  1. Eileene

    I love it. I’ll give ‘er a try. Wish me good luck. Eileene

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  2. Hurrah!
    I look forward to seeing your book, Eileene!
    yay!

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  3. What a wonderful idea. This quilter, crocheter, cardmaker, scrapbooker and embroiderer will give it a go🙂
    Jenny F
    Australia

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  4. Vickie C

    lol, where in the world do you get your energy! I just checked out a couple books yesterday from our library about doing altered books, so it must mean I’m supposed to do this, too! You–and all the others with so many great ideas here–are such an inspiration!
    Vickie C

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  5. FABULOUS!
    Please post pics showing what you are doing, and could you link it back to this posting so that people will be able to zip around checking out other people’s progress?
    This is going to be so much fun!

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  6. I really have been wanting to do this, so this is just more inspiration to do it! Thank you!

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  7. O.K. I am in… This should be fun.

    Over here in the UAE everyone is big on being green. there is even a city in the process of being created that is totally green.

    http://www.masdaruae.com/en/home/index.aspx
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masdar_City

    Lori

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  8. A lovely idea. I def have to have a go…

    I’m always downloading PDFs and then never using them. I prefer having the pattern in my hand.

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  9. Oh Noreen, I love it…I’ll join in, just hope I have time (never enough time)

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  10. That’s great, Jill! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  11. Hi Vickie
    I get inspired and then that gets me excited and energized…. one thing leads to another! ROTFLOL!
    But, like Leslie, I want more hours in the day!

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  12. I know that feeling, Leslie! So much inspiration! and finding the time to explore it all…. whew!
    Pure delight, really!

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  14. Great! I look forward to seeing what you make, Stitchlily!

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  15. Hi Lori
    Wow…. that’s awesome that they are making the new city all eco friendly and green!
    Looking forward to seeing your book!

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  16. inmindartbook

    love your idea and books…

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