Teatowel memory book

Here is a goodbye gift for a well-liked teacher who was changing jobs. The staff wanted to get him something special which captured his time with them. When chatting to them about the memory book, they mentioned what a great colleague he was, so good that he actually washed – and ironed! – the tea-towels for their staff room each week. I really wanted to incorporate this into the album so I created bookcloth from one of the tea towels to cover the album.

Each of the staff created a goodbye message with a mixture of words, images and photos. Some of these messages were stuck directly onto pages in the memory book, others I sewed into the book creating different sized card-like pages. The book is based on an irregular accordion structure and measures 25 x 25 x 2 cms.

The memory book comes with a custom made slipcase which will protect it from getting damaged.