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« on: July 29, 2006 03:11:18 PM »

These are more or less the first books I bound successfully... I'm still looking for new techniques, because I can see myself getting bored with coptic binding quicky!

I made this one from a box that had tea in it. I bought the tea from a Dollar Store because I liked the box (I have a thing for lemons), and it was 1$. I drilled holes, coptic'd it up, and voila!

Here's the spine.

A Japanese Stab-bound book made from some handmade paper (alas, not handmade by me!)

The paper on the inside is just computer paper, because I'm cheap. Tongue

The most recent one I made, I put a little more effort into. I got some FIMO at Michael's when it was really cheap a while ago, and made myself some covers. Here's the front:

And the back:

The spine:

Anyone else have trouble with really floppy coptic bindings? After I was all done on the FIMO/clown one, I went back and pulled all the stitches extra tight, but it's still quite loose. Is this just the way coptic binding is?

Thanks for looking, and I'd love any comments/help you have to offer!

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006 07:23:33 PM »

Cute!  I REALLY like the little star one!

"Boredom" is not in a crafter's vocabulary.

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006 05:37:54 PM »

Thanks! I don't really like the way stab-binding looks as much, but I thought it was worth a try. I'm glad it turned out!

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