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Cortona Clothesline handbound artist book

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Description

This expressive concertina book combines printmaking and decorative embroidery.

Size (closed): 4" x 5.5"
Size (unfolded): 4" x 30"
Pages: 8
Style: concertina

While studying the art of bookmaking in Cortona, Italy, I began to love the daily sight of hanging laundry on lines strung from Tuscan mountainside homes. When I returned stateside, I channeled the imagery into my artwork.

On both sides of the paper I layered ink using the monoprint technique to create an expressive blend of rich blues and greens.

I transferred my drawings of women's garments to a woodblock to be carved. The woodblock was coated with a transparent blue ink and printed atop the monoprint background.

Next came the hand sewing of light blue embroidery thread through the paper to represent the clothesline.

Binding in the accordion-style followed. To create the covers, I cut out the shape of a dress from blue fabric and appliqued it onto green fabric. I stitched clothespins and the line on the cover as well.

This is a great gift for women and girls, and unfolds to display on shelves and mantels.

You'll receive the exact book shown in this listing. It is one of a small edition of handmade books. Each is unique.

The back side of the pages, without the hanging clothes imagery, states: "This book was printed and bound in the spring of 2008 using monoprint and relief techniques. You are holding book 3 of 3. Katie Garner. 2008."

To read more about the inspiration for this book and to see additional photos, please visit my blog: http://linenlaidfelt.blogspot.com/2010/06/flashback-friday-cortona-clothesline.html

All books are made in a smoke-free environment.

If you have any questions, please contact me. And thank you for visiting my shop: linenlaidfelt.etsy.com
This expressive concertina book combines printmaking and decorative embroidery.

Size (closed): 4" x 5.5"
Size (unfolded): 4" x 30"
Pages: 8
Style: concertina

While studying the art of bookmaking in Cortona, Italy, I began to love the daily sight of hanging laundry on lines strung from Tuscan mountainside homes. When I returned stateside, I channeled the imagery into my artwork.

On both sides of the paper I layered ink using the monoprint technique to create an expressive blend of rich blues and greens.

I transferred my drawings of women's garments to a woodblock to be carved. The woodblock was coated with a transparent blue ink and printed atop the monoprint background.

Next came the hand sewing of light blue embroidery thread through the paper to represent the clothesline.

Binding in the accordion-style followed. To create the covers, I cut out the shape of a dress from blue fabric and appliqued it onto green fabric. I stitched clothespins and the line on the cover as well.

This is a great gift for women and girls, and unfolds to display on shelves and mantels.

You'll receive the exact book shown in this listing. It is one of a small edition of handmade books. Each is unique.

The back side of the pages, without the hanging clothes imagery, states: "This book was printed and bound in the spring of 2008 using monoprint and relief techniques. You are holding book 3 of 3. Katie Garner. 2008."

To read more about the inspiration for this book and to see additional photos, please visit my blog: http://linenlaidfelt.blogspot.com/2010/06/flashback-friday-cortona-clothesline.html

All books are made in a smoke-free environment.

If you have any questions, please contact me. And thank you for visiting my shop: linenlaidfelt.etsy.com

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(167)
Reviewed by Synapop Studio
5 out of 5 stars
May 14, 2018
This is a fun little kit with GREAT instructions. It arrived quickly and packaged nicely. I highly recommend this seller. Thank you!
DIY Bookbinding Kit: Christmas tree star ornament book (includes video tutorial)

Reviewed by ekheyerdahl
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
Love this little notebook! And love the wonderful customer service!
Pocket-sized notebook in ultra violet, blue, and pink

Reviewed by laurieiniowa
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2018
I received one of your books for my birthday last year and knew that I would be ordering another. I'm not disappointed! Gorgeous
Tiny handmade book with waves pattern paper

Reviewed by laurieiniowa
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2018
Lovely crafted snowflake. I'll pick the perfect spot on the tree.
Folded paper snowflake ornaments made from Pantone paper

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Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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All items must be in original condition. Shipping charges will not be refunded, and the buyer is responsible for all return shipping charges. Returned items must be safely packaged using bubble wrap or other packing materials to ensure that they are not damaged during shipping. All returns must be shipped with delivery confirmation. Please ship the item back to me within 21 days of the item's arrival, and provide me with the tracking number once he return has been shipped.

Custom orders and sale items are not returnable.

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All purchases (except custom-made orders) will ship within 3 business days unless otherwise notified. Custom orders typically ship within 4-6 weeks. You will receive an Etsy notification once your item ships.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
If you live in Nashville, Tennessee and would like to arrange a time to pick up your order in person, please used the coupon code "SHOPLOCAL" to avoid shipping fees.

UNITED STATES
I use the United States Postal Service for all shipments. All orders shipped within the U.S. will be sent using First Class Mail or Priority Mail, depending on the weight of the package. All U.S. orders will be sent with delivery confirmation, and I will provide you will a tracking number once your package has been shipped.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
For international orders, I ship using First Class Mail International, which is the most affordable option. However, shipping times can vary greatly using this method. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date, I highly recommend that you upgrade to Priority Mail International (which takes 6-10 business days), or Express Mail International (which takes 3-5 business days to arrive). Insurance is included with all international orders for no additional cost. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. I'm not responsible for any delays that might occur due to customs.
All purchases (except custom-made orders) will ship within 3 business days unless otherwise notified. Custom orders typically ship within 4-6 weeks. You will receive an Etsy notification once your item ships.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
If you live in Nashville, Tennessee and would like to arrange a time to pick up your order in person, please used the coupon code "SHOPLOCAL" to avoid shipping fees.

UNITED STATES
I use the United States Postal Service for all shipments. All orders shipped within the U.S. will be sent using First Class Mail or Priority Mail, depending on the weight of the package. All U.S. orders will be sent with delivery confirmation, and I will provide you will a tracking number once your package has been shipped.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
For international orders, I ship using First Class Mail International, which is the most affordable option. However, shipping times can vary greatly using this method. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date, I highly recommend that you upgrade to Priority Mail International (which takes 6-10 business days), or Express Mail International (which takes 3-5 business days to arrive). Insurance is included with all international orders for no additional cost. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. I'm not responsible for any delays that might occur due to customs.

Additional policies

E-mail: linenlaidfelt [at] gmail [dot] com

Shop: linenlaidfelt.etsy.com
Web: linenlaidfelt.com

Instagram: @linenlaidfelt
Twitter: @linenlaidfelt
Facebook: facebook.com/LinenLaidFelt
Pinterest: pinterest.com/linenlaidfelt

FAQs

Complementary gift wrapping is available upon request. Please let me know if your order is a gift, and I'll be happy to gift wrap your book and include a special handwritten message.
I'm not taking on new custom orders at this time.

Cortona Clothesline handbound artist book

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, cloth, ink, thread, paper, cotton rag paper, printmaking paper
  • Feedback: 167 reviews
  • Favorited by: 42 people
  • Gift message available

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