I've been thinking about cloth books, I use to do bookbinding and such, and have actually started on the first page of one, so the following image attracted me as well, caught my attention. (I'm still working on my LEFT piece but it's nice to have something lighter to hold!) I think it's one of those portable kind of things, stitching pages for a book. Something to work on at night while I'm dealing with mom...The above image actually probably caught my eye because Jude has been doing a few entries on her bird jacket/kimono and so I was predisposed to similar images...but isn't this a fabulous idea, a sample book. The is a wonderful genre to explore, sample books. There are all types and variations of sample books. Before the internet, even electricity, and automatic moving horse carts!, sales people carried sample book on all sorts of imaginable items. There would usually be a sale/receipt section in the back of the sample books and you would just fill out the form, sales person goes back to the base of operations and somewhere down the road brings back your order. This even pre-dates the Sears catalog! Well, I digress, again...but both of these images made my tumbler image file today so thought I'd give them a shout out for you too to enjoy.
Also from tumbler, with the following caption,
“I COULD GO ON THE OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP’S FIRST OUTING OF 2011 TO SEE JAPANESE TEXTILES AT THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM… …ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS, IN MY OPINION, WAS A HUGE (C19?) PATTERN BOOK, FULL OF ALL THE DIFFERENT STENCIL PATTERNS THAT COULD BE PRINTED ONTO FABRIC TO MAKE INTO A KIMONO…”