Get the bunting out

For a recent commission I was asked to make a guest book, using the wedding invitation as inspiration. The invitations were quirky, giving me plenty to work with. The invitations – wrapped with a cream ribbon with a bunting pattern – had a lovely vintage feel, using letterpress-style type with an image of an old bicycle saying ‘We do’.

I decided to use the patterned ribbon on the cover of this wedding guest book as it really captures the playful nature of the invitation. I repeated the pattern of the bunting on the inside page, using brown paper cutouts. This introduced an element where the hand of the artist could be seen.

The book is bound using a Secret Belgian binding. With this style of binding, you can see the stitching along the spine and cover. I dyed the linen thread blue in order to match the pretty flag motif on the ribbon. This handmade guest book measures 24 x 24 x 3 cms.