Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Of Books and Battle Bonnets

Been a busy week so far. I'm still frantically making things for my stall at the Tolkien Festival in a few weeks, and am hoping these will work well with my other items.

Been doing some bookbinding, its a bit on the rustic side, but I like the finished effect. The pages are 130gsm artists cartridge paper, hand sewn into books then bound in leather or in the case of the smaller ones, in polished walnut boards. The inside is finished with mulberry paper and skeleton leaves..
I've also made another Dwarven Battle Bonnet, this one with a few small modifications to the overall pattern, such as the tassel on top. The pattern is still available if anyone fancies making one of their own.


Jess said...

Wow, those books look amazing. I wish I could come to the Tolkien festival!

kewpiedoll99 said...

This dwarven battle bonnet is a pattern I have liked for a long time, have had it in my Ravelry queue even; I need to get around to making it. It's SO great!

Helga Tryggvason Vorren said...

Those bonnets are so incredibly cool! What a great idea! I'm going to order the pattern and give it a try myself:-)