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« on: October 31, 2004 09:26:47 AM »

i love books. i mean, not only books you can read, but blank books. i buy loads, and never get around to actually using them. so i thought if i could make them instead of buy, i'd still have too many books, but i'd be much richer. so i googled and googled, and muddled through these two:


this one is sewn and hardbound. i added the ribbon so you can keep it shut. covered with parcel paper and the butterflies are a stamp.


this is sewn over the cords. the paper i covered the boards with is ugly as hell, but i didn't want to waste nice paper in case i bollocksed it up Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2004 09:56:05 AM »

They both look great, but I really love the harbound one. It looks really cute with the ribbon and stamps.

« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2004 10:27:05 AM »

very impressive first try!  I am new to bookbinding too but my first several projects were all stab books, very uncomplicated!  I still haven't worked my way up to sewing on tapes, but I've been so motivated by all the projects on this forum that I am trying either that or the Coptic next!

very nice work!  you've inspired me!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004 12:16:51 AM »

i'm in love with the hard bound book. where did find the instructions for it? a book or something?  i'm about to embark on a project and i have no clue as where to start.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2004 05:53:35 PM »

ewww, ahhhh....those are great!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2004 07:37:51 AM »

Great work!  I also love making books.. Keep it up!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2004 02:04:42 PM »

where did you find the instructions for the sewn over cords one? I've been trying to figure that technique out and i don't really have it yet. Thanks!

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