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fibreartist4life
« on: August 20, 2011 06:07:41 PM »

I recently enjoyed a personal swap with Wulf and wanted to share the Hand Bound Book I created for him. It is my first EVER attempt at this and I think it turned out pretty well.

I chose a polyester fabric for the outside cover.  I found it JoAnn Fabrics and looks like an old worn out Aviator's jacket. I then added REAL leather accents.




Wulf is a Libre and the metal for Libra is copper. I braided three strands of copper together, formed the shapes, then sewed this onto the leather with a "copper" colored thread.

The paper was torn from a roll of 100% cotton rag. The signatures after being sewn together (page groupings) were then glued together together with ribbon.



I used a crackle paper for the end papers.



I added a bookmark thong with a Wolf and an old button.


How did I do?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011 06:53:59 PM »

I'd say ya did pretty well! It's beautiful!
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fibreartist4life
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011 09:24:49 PM »

I'd say ya did pretty well! It's beautiful!
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed making it.
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StickerChic87
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011 08:11:55 AM »

I love the look of it! And the book thong is the perfect touch. Great job!

Can I ask how you did that type of binding, or what it is called so I can look it up? Ive been wanting to try it bc it looks so nice but cant figure out how its done!
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fibreartist4life
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011 09:18:47 AM »

I love the look of it! And the book thong is the perfect touch. Great job!

Can I ask how you did that type of binding, or what it is called so I can look it up? Ive been wanting to try it bc it looks so nice but cant figure out how its done!

If you go to my blog squirrelbaitcrafts. blogspot.com I scanned the two pages from the book I used as well as linking it up for you. It was easier than I thought and the instructions have pictures. My kind of instructions! LOL
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