Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Pogonology in progress

I've come to the conclusion that things take approximately four times longer to do than I think they will! Producing this book has been a very labour intensive process and involved a lot of planning. It was a step by step process - Screen printing the illustrations, aligning and overprinting the letterpress, trimming down to size, folding the sheets, embroidering each page, binding the sheets and attaching the cover. Each stage posed different challenges to be overcome and I've learned a lot about hand-made processes.

1 comment:

Paul Shinn said...

I don't think it's just you, I think it's a universal truth that things always take four times longer to do than you imagine...

Really liked seeing the pictures of the various stages of your beard book. Looking forward to seeing the final object (...and my curiosity got the better of me and I just had to google Pogonology to find out what it meant. I should have guessed...)