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« on: May 23, 2008 12:05:10 AM »

I absolutely love making my own sketchbooks because they feel more personal than the store bought ones.  These are 3 (almost) identical ones I made last summer.  The paper is hand pulled from abaca (banana leaf) fibers.  Each book has 12 signatures and is bound with a coptic stitch.  The front of every signature has a Japanese image silk screened onto it.  There are three different images and they rotate throughout the books.  Anyways, here they are!



My favorite thing about these books is the deckled edge you get, with the little uneven jibbies you get poking out of the cover Smiley  The bottom left-hand picture is a view of the inside cover and first page.



These are the images that are silk screened on the front of the signatures.  The paper is actually all the same cream color that came out in the first photo.  (I had a hard time photographing the prints)

Thanks so much for looking, I would love to hear your comments and/or criticism!


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 12:10:01 AM »

here are some bigger pictures to see better detail, sorry the others came out so small!




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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 12:17:25 AM »

Cool, they look all neat and sturdy! great work!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008 12:38:35 AM »

Wow! They're simply amazing! They must've taken forever Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 02:28:04 AM »

those colours are gorgeous Smiley
nice work. i hope you dont have the same problem as me~ i can never use my notebooks i make!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 03:42:56 AM »

They look so pretty, and so much nicer than store bought sketch books Smiley Great job.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 09:45:43 AM »

those are beautiful.  i hope you're happy...now i want to spend the rest of my life making hand sewn books (last week it was aprons).  sew many projects, sew little time.........
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 12:01:32 PM »

They look awesome Smiley Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 11:59:46 AM »

i hope you dont have the same problem as me~ i can never use my notebooks i make!

unfortunately i do....i don't want to ruin them!  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 12:07:26 PM »

sew many projects, sew little time.........

why can't there be enough time to do it all?!
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