The Compass (part 1) The Far North. I have been working on this for a few days over the Christmas period; an illustrated book in the Jacob’s Ladder form. This is to be part of a larger ‘Compass’ set of illustrated children’s poems. I followed instructions from, “Making Handmade Books, p142 (Golden, A, 2010, Lark Inc.). This has instructions for the Jacob’s Ladder. I made a first attempt using cloth ribbon but this proved difficult so at the second attempt I used parcel ribbon, the sort used to make bows on presents. This is thin and strong, cheap and widely available. I used Uhu contact glue for the ribbons and paper paste for the boards.
I am now tring the same images but in a different book format, an accordion fold with loose leaves.