Friday, December 2, 2011

Look what I found...

I found this poor thing last week at the fair. I don't quite understand, was this ever a book cover? Or just prepared to become one? There are no signs of use, no title, no traces of glue on the back. The front however looks like a hundred years old. I wonder what's its story. Perhaps it's just an old piece of leather that escaped slicing and came out so I can find it and give it a new life.

 

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

How unusual, almost like it's been waiting for you all this time! You will make something lovely with it, I'm sure! :-)

Louise said...

How bizarre! That is certainly a journal with a story - it will get snapped up in an instant once you do your magic with it!

Rui said...

Wow, what a nice find!!! The colour and the patina are just great. I bet you will make a great artistic journal with it. I can't wait to see it.

pamela paredes said...

Maravilloso tu trabajo, realmente me encanta. Pamela

Gizecraft said...

Teo,

You are such a great finder of really good and precious materials. I hope you can give it a rebirth...with your amazing talent!
Hugs

Will Harrell said...

Awesome demo of paring leather! I'm an amateur book binder and have been doing research on different leathers. I've been looking at goat leather and the pricing seems to be very wide in range. I've seen 5/square ft up to 45/square ft. Obviously there are differences in quality, grain, dying, tanning, etc. What are thoughts on a reasonable price per foot of goat and calfskin for binding?

Will Harrell said...

Awesome demo of paring leather! I'm an amateur book binder and have been doing research on different leathers. I've been looking at goat leather and the pricing seems to be very wide in range. I've seen 5/square ft up to 45/square ft. Obviously there are differences in quality, grain, dying, tanning, etc. What are thoughts on a reasonable price per foot of goat and calfskin for binding?