Bright Threads is a unique altered book in the form of a rescue project. The original book, also called Bright Threads, was a small damaged 1897 book of essays for women, which had loose, torn covers and disintegrating pages. Part of the original cover was preserved and inset into the cover of a repurposed vintage dictionary, which was then recovered with patterned Lokta paper. The title pages and some of the original text pages are preserved as an 8-panel accordion-style, collaged booklet, which nestles into a niche hand-cut out of the dictionary text block. Underneath the accordion booklet there are eight “text-ribbons;” excerpts and text snippets from pages too fragile to handle were copied and sewn into fancy ribbons, and then decorated with lace, beading and charms, ready to be handled and read.
|Place of Publication||La Conner, WA|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Altered book|
|Medium/ Materials||Vintage book, Lokta paper, embroidery thread, scrap ribbons & lace, glass seed beads, metal charms & buttons|
|Number of Pages||8 double-sided accordion panels|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||6 x 8.5 x 2.5 inches closed. Book extends out to 34 inches.|
|Box/ Wrapper||Storage box (repurposed cardboard box)|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|