Saturday, 29 September 2012
The first copies of the new book are now being opened and the response is unbelievably heartwarming - page after page of beauty are the kind words of one purchaser.
But some of you will wonder why for the first time there is no index in our book. Well, there was an index and I worked for the best part of a month creating it. Then I threw it away! I saw some recent exquisite aquisitions made by Micheál and Elizabeth Feller and decided there and then you would prefer to have images of those samplers instead of an index.
But why not both, you might ask? The answer is I was always designing with a weight on my mind - and that weight with a book mailer had to be less than 2 kilos. In fact the book weights 1.95 kilos in a book mailer. It was that close a call.
And why do kilos matter? Simply because there are two costs to you as a purchaser - the price of the book and also the shipping cost you have to pay to get the book into your home. 2 kilos is the magic number in most parts of the world where there is a big step-up in mailing costs and I didn't want to take you there. So there is no index - it simply would have made the book too heavy.
In case you missed Volume I, here is your opportunity to buy now -
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 19:16