I sent her a picture of some Peacock paper that I had:
This was a reproduction of a Chinese wallpaper from a National Trust property in the UK.
Sylvia loved this paper and we came up with a design for her book, using her ideas and mine combined. She wants her guests to write their messages on some blue luggage-tag style tags that she is making. She thought it would be lovely to have an album where she could store these after the wedding.
I sent her a little "Samples Book", to show what she could select from for the pages, covering materials, interleaves, stitching and thread, eyelets on the covers etc. There were samples of paper and card for pages, covering materials and silk pieces in various "peacock" colours.
Work In Progress:
Pages of 300gsm Ocean Blue card; spacers of card and book board, page wraps of peacock paper.
All are cut, creased and punched, ready for assembly and binding.
The front cover, with hinge and decorative navy tussah silk panel.
The Japanese Stab Stitch binding in progress.
The finished stab-stitch binding in golden yellow linen. You can see the section wraps, of peacock paper, to match the front cover. Each section consists of two card pages, two mulberry tissue interleaves, wrapped round card spacers for strength and a book-board spacer, to allow for the extra bulk of the tags being added to the album.
Detail of the binding and tussah silk edging.
The back cover, with silk edging and linen stab-stitch binding.