Tag Archives: Bookbinding

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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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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Tarot Towers Art Journal Finished

Well, it’s sewn and bound into its cover, and the closure and endpapers are done. I still have to fill it with artwork. After collaging and pressing the endpapers for five days, I put the ribbon and beads on for … Continue reading

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Thing 1

I am calling these practice journals Thing 1 and Thing 2 after the characters in The Cat in the Hat. Painting on the suede didn’t work so I used permanent marker on Thing 1, which worked very well. I used … Continue reading

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Bookbinding for Art Journal

Now I’ve got a bee in my bonnet about making an art journal with sewn pages and binding with a suede wraparound cover. Someone sent me some scrap suede (looks like it might have been a pant leg and skirt … Continue reading

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