Monday, August 02, 2010

Production Line!

I know you've seen a lot of my Bibliogami Books on my blog. I've been seeing even more of them.  In fact - Freshly Found has taken a small, but significant little step in the past few weeks. My car has been told to stay outside the garage, and we have set up a book folding production line in there.
I remember a few years ago, when I bought 3 paperback novels from the hospice shop - to try out this book folding thing.  I thought they would make an interesting table centrepiece for a couple of months and then I would throw them out.  I didn't think people might buy them!
Well the designs of the folds have developed and we are doing some interesting things with them now.  Last week we got a box-ful of them off to the UK and we're working in collaboration with a Design Company in Durban too.
I enjoy the colours and lines of the books.  The creams, off-whites, beiges and ochres!  
 
And I am appreciating the help of Sandile,  the talented Freshly Found beader, who is honing his Bibliogami skills now too!

13 comments:

Estelle said...

This is such an exciting development!
It's great to see Sandile too.
Thinking of you and the logistics involved!

Estelle said...

I haven't been to your online shop for a while - it's really so great. Lovely reading about the people who are onboard.

Little Miss Green Things said...

Your Bibliogami creations are gorgeous...absolutely love them! And a car being forced to stand outside to make space for production...well that must be a very good sign of potential and prosperity to come :-)

Linda said...

Your Bibliogami work is Beautiful! The different
colors of the book pages add another degree of
warmth + charm to the lovely shapes. I look
forward to seeing more of your creations!

Summer said...

What wonderful work you've done. Love the colors of old worn book pages.

Miss Molly said...

well done freshly found!! this really is soo exciting! xoxoxoxoo

ELK said...

a success well deserved..so refreshing !!

Lauren said...

Lovely photos! Sounds exciting

Anairam said...

Still one of my favourite things. I have 5 of them displayed in my house. Maybe I must come to Dbn and help you fold some - I am feeling a bookpaperfolding urge coming on!

kbd said...

I just looked at them in your shop... they're worth so much more than $15!

henriette said...

lovely. these made me think of my gran. she always folded old books like that too ;>

Carol said...

Love your Bibliogami creations. So pleased to see your success with them. I did some folding of larger books years ago but they never looked as good as yours. Best of luck!

Carol said...

I see I left a comment on this original post! So here I am again, ages later and rediscovering this lovely blog. I was inspired to do some more book folding after this and now I'm thinking maybe I could include my latest passion for iPhoneography with paper folding. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying just gently wandering through your blob. Lovely on a cool, rainy day.