• Colleague leaving gift - Goodbye gift for teacher: stripy blue and white album 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Custom made accordion memory book for goodbye gift 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Close-up of memory book with tea towel cover 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Photographs in handmade album 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Overhead view of handmade memory book 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Personal message and child's drawing in memory book 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Handmade accordion album with photos and personal messages: colleague leaving present 
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  • Colleague leaving gift - Photographs in handmade memory book: colleague leaving gift 
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Colleague leaving gift

  • — Altered accordion album
  • — 22 pages with cards sewn in
  • — Bookcloth made from teatowel

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 Рand ironed! Рthe 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 memory book comes with a custom made slipcase which will protect it from getting damaged.


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