tawed goatskin spine; sides of natural calfskin airbrushed with acrylic dyes.
A theme of threads, one for each family member mentioned, runs across front,
back and spine overlapping and intertwining in places giving a bas-relief
surface to imply the convoluted family relationships and events. This continues
in male/female impressions onto the doublures and ends. The airbrushed colours
are based on the ‘slate, sandstone, cream, oatmeal’ references;
the head carries the same scheme. Head and tail double bands in silk to match.
Bound by Faith Shannon
Box: A casket of laminated millboards, covered in brown wrapping paper, the
title and author on a ‘tablet’ of handmade paper on the apex
of the lid. Ivory ‘silk’ padded panels lining the base; the lid
panel buttoned with seven tiny ‘buttons’ (the seven miscarriages)
of alum tawed goatskin stitched down with oyster silk.