Into This World - by Natalie Goldberg
Wood block carved and printed by Clare Dunne, hand-tinted by Sialia Rieke
Text hand-set and printed by Sialia Rieke
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2011
Edition: 22 out of 50, signed
Private Collection, US
French-style fine binding with laced-in boards. Bound in ivory buffalo with a back-pared white buffalo onlay. Scattered onlays in dusty pink buffalo. Title embroidered in ochre colored cotton thread using wrapped back-stitch technique. Scattered seed stitches in ochre colored cotton thread. Hand-sewn double core French headbands. Handmade Katie MacGregor edge-to-edge paper doublures embroidered with ivory and dusty pink colored cotton thread. Flyleaves and endpapers are handmade Katie MacGregor paper in strawberry and mauve.
Book is housed in a clamshell box covered with ivory buffalo and burgundy Canapetta bookcloth. Leather spine embroidered with author's name in same fashion as title on book. Trays covered in handmade Katie MacGregor paper in mustard yellow and lined in ivory suede.
20.2cm x 14.1cm x 1.5cm – Completed in 2016
For the design of this binding I wanted to capture the distinctive texture of the prints produced by Clare Dunne and Sialia Rieke. Using one specific print as my guide I chose to amplify the subtle marks buried between the layers of ink. These pops, cracks and static layers are illustrated through the grain of the leather, onlays and embroidery. The front cover doublure is adorned with an embroidered figure. I chose a pose from the book that best represented the sentiments of the text, a pose that is unequivocally peaceful as it succumbs to the might of our world.