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« on: January 31, 2010 12:26:47 PM »

As I have recently had a lot of time to be creative over winter break from school, I thought I would try learning a bit more about bookbinding. I found a video online explaining how to do the coptic stitch and I just had to try for myself. The covers are made of illustration board covered in a map of London I found at a used book store.







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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010 12:59:58 PM »

Those are really cool!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010 10:32:04 PM »

Impressive-- I love your cover choice.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 06:43:21 AM »

Amazing work.  I like the two different sizes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 08:08:45 AM »

Ooooo Pretty! How daunting was it? I've thought about making a journal but the thought scares me a bit... I'm such a wimp.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010 08:43:56 AM »

Ooooo Pretty! How daunting was it? I've thought about making a journal but the thought scares me a bit... I'm such a wimp.

It was actually not as hard as I thought it was going to be. And not as time consuming either. I don't have a paper cutter which meant I had to cut all the signatures to size with a utility knife and a ruler, but it worked out fine. Plus the coptic stitch is really easy to use and, I think, looks really nice. You should definitely give it a try.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2010 12:00:13 PM »

Those look fantastic- so professional! I love the map covers. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 01:22:47 PM »

I agree with Trixie, really want to try but it seems like so much work if it doesn't come out just right. These are gorgeous though and as a Brit I do love the London maps  Grin
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