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Week #12
This work was done by Dave Flattery in Boston in 2017 for the session “Blackletter and Variations” in 26 Seeds: a Year to Grow. In his own words:
This little book is meant to have fun with scraps. Whenever I need to cut down paper I try to keep these strips if possible. They make great little accordion fold books. People really enjoy the surprise of how much comes out of such a small package. This book is done with Zig markers on Arches text wove. It is 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches. The book cover is leather. My wife isn't allowed to throw away worn out purses. The scrap leather was that much bigger than the book pages so instead of cutting it I decided to let it wrap around and close with Velcro dots. The bottle cap is attached with glue and paper. To do that cut a strip of scrap paper narrow enough to fit inside the bottle cap then just keep rolling it up and glueing it until it is just about the same depth as the bottle cap. Simply glue it to the cap and the book cover, clamp and wait.

If there is anything that I would want people to learn from this it is that all calligraphy does not need to be some elaborate broadside with all the bells and whistles. Simple and fun has a great place too.
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