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« on: July 25, 2010 02:31:09 AM »

Hey.

I often make little books from brochures, giftcards and other random recylced bits of paper and card. Here are two.

The first is made from an old brocure and som scraps of handmade paper. It uses a simple pamphlet stitch (a great binding for simple recylced booklets)




spine and binding.

The second uses some leftover fabric from this project: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344602.0 as a cover and some scrap coloured paper for the text block:



It has three signatures (all different colours) each sewn individually to the fabric using a 5-hole pamphlet stitch.



It has a really flexible spine and opens flat which is a plus.

This is my first time using a fabric cover and I really like the flexibility it offers.

Hope you like them, questions and comments welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 06:08:58 AM »

Great idea - my son would LOVE the dragon one!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 08:04:30 AM »

I really like the idea of re-using pamphlets for this. Often museum and gallery brochures have great images on the front, and they're printed on good quality paper, but they're not really worth keeping for their own sake. You can just crop them to the part of the image you like and that's the size of the booklet you make!

I can't see any edge finishing on the striped fabric, so I'm guessing it's heavily felted. Is that right?

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 12:51:04 PM »

Very clever and well done!  I'd love to have recycled books like these!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010 12:31:41 AM »

I can't see any edge finishing on the striped fabric, so I'm guessing it's heavily felted. Is that right?

Yup, the fabric is felted. It was the left over from the jumper I've felted in several other projects, actually the neck portion, so it didn't need any edge finishing, which makes it great for a book cover.

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010 12:25:22 PM »

Great use of books for recycling - I love it!
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