The Peacock Wedding Guest Book is Finished!
I've just completed this project, for customer Helen's wedding in May.
The book covers have a reproduction of a Chinese wallpaper, from Erddig Hall in Wales. The lovely design of peacocks, flowers etc is just so striking. The edging on the covers is a deep blue silk, chosen to mirror the blue of the peacocks.
The book has a hand-stitched binding, in coral linen. There is a pleated silk spine, onto which the book sections are stitched with a hybrid of Coptic stitch and a decorative version of longstitch.
The covers have a lining of art paper, in a coral colour, similar to the flowers on the covering paper.
Side view, which shows the binding and the lovely cream pages. The pleated silk spine is visible also.
This binding is stitched on the folded edge of each page section, so the book will open out flat all the way through.
The paper inside the book is a text-weight cream paper, with a laid finish. It's lovely and I made the pages with hand-torn edges, just to give them a bit more character.
I've made a bookplate for the inside of the book, by cutting a mount from the Peacock paper. The label is made with the same cream text paper as the pages.
The customer hasn't seen this yet and I don't know if she wants the bookplate, so I haven't fixed it into the book.
I hope that Helen is as happy with this as I am - I think it turned out great!
Thanks for reading - don't forget about Julia's WOYWW project - it's getting close to its 4th anniversary now!