Category Archives: Bookbinding

Architecture Books to Use with My Towers Art Journal

For Christmas this year, I bought two books with overviews on architecture and some nice photographs. I am planning to use them with the Towers Art Journal that I made several years ago. Originally I had planned to study Tower … Continue reading

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Coptic Stitch Notebooks and General Bookbinding “Rules”

I have been pressing these signatures and now I’m going to punch them and re-press them as a couple did not have enough weight on them the first time. Then they will be ready to sew with a one-needle Coptic … Continue reading

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New Book on Bookbinding

I bought myself a Keith Smith book on bookbinding some time ago. It was volume 2 in his Exposed Spine Sewings series about bookbinding, and I really wanted volume 3 then but dithered away and got volume 2 which is … Continue reading

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Cute as a Buttercup

This is the third Buttercup Bag I have made for Christmas. This one has a custom Coptic stitch notebook to go with it. I made three of these notebooks with various cards and plan to make nine more to sell … Continue reading

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Piano Hinge Book

This is a model I made of a piano hinge book with a varied collection of stationery letterhead and scrapbooking paper with a beautiful cardstock in purple for the covers. I dyed silk twist thread for the wrapping on the … Continue reading

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More Hand Piecing and Bookbinding

I’ve finished several unfinished blocks that are now ready to be incorporated into new quilts. I was fortunate to find an online group devoted to hand piecing who generously gave me some New York Beauty patterns to do up. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Great Ulysses Journal Project

I am going to be reading the James Joyce book Ulysses for a few months. As well as a used edition of Ulysses itself, I bought a secondary explanatory reference called The New Bloomsday Book to help with Joyce’s allusions … Continue reading

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