Jay Ryan, Long Stitch Bindings and a Giveaway
December 17th, 2012 | Link
I’ve been selling some of my Jay Ryan prints on eBay. I have a subscription to his work: twice a year he sends me a bundle with one of each poster he’s made to date. It makes me very happy to go through the stack of posters when they arrive, and then I put most of them on the bottom shelf of my paper cart and don’t look at them again until the next shipment arrives. I’ve framed a bunch but our condo is pretty much a Jay Ryan shrine at this point, so in the interest of having room to store next year’s subscription, I’m letting go of some of the ones I love less.
The first year I had a subscription USPS severely damaged one of the shipments, essentially folding the posters in thirds. When I rediscovered them recently I didn’t want to sell them in that condition, and the paper is a great weight for non-adhesive books, so I decided to make some books out of them.
This is the Built to Spill long stitch, which I am keeping for myself because it makes me laugh every time I look at it.
This is the Joel R.L. Phelps long stitch, which I am giving away!
The book is about 9″ by 6″ and the pages are 100lb Mohawk Superfine in the soft white eggshell finish. There are six sections with 16 pages per section, for a total of 96 pages. I glued an extra piece of card stock to the spine to help support the stitching, but otherwise it’s non-adhesive – the stitches hold the cover and sections together like magic.
If anyone is still reading after my lengthy absences this year, all you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment before 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time, December 31st, 2012. It’s OK if you’re not in the US, as long as you can be reached by mail. You don’t have to leave your real name, but I will need a real email address to contact you if you win (it won’t be displayed in your comment). I also have a couple of these small long stitch journals left, so the first name I draw will get this one, and I’ll keep drawing until I run out of books. I’ll make the drawing January 1st, 2013.