A circular accordion book

Circle accordion book (with monkey weight) and wrapper.

Towards the end of March, I made this circular accordion book as a gift for a friend. It’s a springy structure, so my three brass monkeys are sitting on the book to keep it closed. The book goes in the wrapper, shown upstage. I wrote one quotation out one side of the accordion, and balanced the message of that text with a poem on the reverse side, so that it functions rather like a dos-a-dos book.

Circle accordion unsprung.
Circle accordion unsprung.


And now for something completely different

Well, it’s still book arts, so it’s not completely different. But I was cleaning up my studio and came across a book I recently purchased, Little Book of Book Making, by Charlotte Rivers. The book showcases a series of accordion books with washi tape covers, made by Ruth Bleakley. I decided to try it today. I like the result, which is rather difficult to see here. It turns out that a piece of shiny book cloth is not the best background for this book. This book is 3 in x 4 in.

2015-01-21 washi tape accordion book