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