New Lincoln Long Cabin Books

So I just finished a bunch of new Lincoln Long Cabin books for this weekends Maine Boatbuilders Show, to go along with my Nautical Chart Guest and Ship's Log books. Two of the Lincoln Long Cabin books I actually used the kwik print to print onto the belt of the books. I set type for the last verse of Robert Frosts, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". I was also able to try out a new method to fastening the belt into the books.dski-design-tonights-work dski-cabin-chestnut-1 dski-cabin-chestnut-2 dski-cabin-chestnut-3 dski-cabin-chestnut-4 dski-cabin-chestnut-5 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-1 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-2 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-3 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-4 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-5 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-6 dski-cabin-chestnut-rfrost-7 dski-cabin-large-chestnut-1 dski-cabin-large-chestnut-2 dski-cabin-large-lt-brown-1 dski-cabin-large-lt-brown-2 dski-cabin-large-lt-brown-3 dski-cabin-mini-chestnut-rfrost dski-cabin-mini-rfrost-1 dski-cabin-mini-rfrost-2 dski-cabin-mini-rfrost-3

Guest Book and Wedding Invitations

Finished a long and link stitch wedding guest book, and designed the invitations to go along with the guest book. The guest book we had the spine hot stamped with their names and date of the wedding. I also added a drift wood button to the cover of the book.

For the invitations we digitally printed the map and then the rest of the invitation letter pressed by my friend mark at Dunstan Press. Emily and Kate actually added the blue paper to the invitations to give it a little more pop. In stead if doing a normal RSVP card we made it into a post card with the map of Casco Bay.

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Deer Isle long and link stitch book

Recently finish another long and link stitch book, I used some more nautical charts for the cover of the book . This one is of Deer Isle Maine, and I also used a piece of  deer antler for the button closure. Making this book was interesting because I was being photographed while I was making it.  A student from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies visited my studio and documented me making the book for one of there projects. It was a pretty interesting experience, the whole time I was thinking don't mess up.

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Hardcover long and link stitch books

This week deiced to try and make some more long and link stitch books. I haven't made any in a while so I thought I would make them in a hardcover form. I was really pleased on how they came out and the way they function. with the red book, I tried using fish leather for the spine. I picked up some fish leather last summer when I was in Iceland. I like that the leather is already nice and thin, which allows the leather to wrap around the book nice and easy.

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