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Hand made books


Over this weekend, I’ve been making some books. Each book is 12 pages long and bound with embroidery thread. I had a few rules for myself: I would ink each picture without penciling first, and they had to be groups of things. Eighties pop icons, toys made for my children, significant women, my tea cup collection, and cans in my cupboard. I’m going to be selling these books for $15 each at the Zine Fest this Thursday night at St Kevin’s Arcade on K Road, Auckland.

Below is my first book – the eighties pop icons. They had to be people that I liked, and I wasn’t very cool. And remember – it was ink straight to paper, which is why there are some wonky pop stars.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Bill permalink
    30/07/2012 10:11 am

    Oh man. These are great. I’ve never seen Morrissey look so Morrissey.

  2. 30/07/2012 10:15 am

    Maybe you can auction some online…
    Is that Katherine Mansfield far right at the top?

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      30/07/2012 10:17 am

      Yes it is, I will blog about that soon!

  3. 30/07/2012 10:35 am

    I love these. They’re wonderful! I live in Rhode Island – not very close to Auckland – so I won’t be able to to buy one. Any chance you could sell some online?

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      30/07/2012 9:55 pm

      Thanks! I am looking into selling stuff online… maybe I should set up an etsy shop or something.

  4. 30/07/2012 11:08 pm

    Fantastic! Looking forward to your online shop for those of us too far from the Land of Auck.

  5. 02/08/2012 3:13 pm

    Yes, yes, online shop! Please!

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