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idrinktea
« on: August 26, 2007 12:50:17 PM »

Learning to bind took over my summer. This is not even close to half of the books I made but I've been giving them away as fast as I make them so here are pictures of what is left.


Everything lying flat. Hurrah!


I like these tinies. They're about 4.5x5.5. Sewn, about 100 pages each with matboard and japanese paper for the covers.


This one has regular cardstock for the cover. I wanted something small to use for a reading list. Also 4.5x5.5. I stitched this using the Moleskine Reloaded tutorial.


These are by far my favourites. I've spent the past two months learning about bookbinding at a bindery in Berkeley. These are my basic beginner books (though seriously, the thicker one took a month). I got to make them all the way from folding to making the paste grains  for the cover. Sewn. With Davey board, book cloth, two different paste grains, mull, binding tapes...the works. These books fill me with so much joy, I cannot wait to use them.

I've got pictures of the books I made for the Everything Harry Potter swap as well but I'll save those till my partner posts pictures in the gallery Smiley

Thanks for looking!
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AidanNia
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007 12:59:21 PM »

They are so beautiful, I'm a sucker for anything with Japanese paper! I especially like the little one with the larger maple leaf/starbursts on the inside. 

Great work~
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Hadassah
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007 01:20:53 PM »

Those are really cool! Hmm.... I might want to do some of those for Christmas presents. Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 03:33:11 PM »

OMG! I LOVE them!  Kiss I make books too but they don't look anything like yours.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007 11:50:34 PM »

You just helped motivate me to get back to my book binding (coptic stitch)...your work is great and your TALENT very evident!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 02:00:16 AM »

Your books look lovely, very professional. The mini books are a great idea, perfect for carrying around and sketching or journalling. Hope the receipients liked the ones you gave away!
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idrinktea
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007 06:45:28 AM »

thank you all so much!
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just_lisa
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2007 05:42:34 AM »

your books are really nice.  I love the size and they look well made.
Too bad there are no book binding classes in my area Cry
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007 10:43:28 AM »

you should look up marbled paper.  it's great for covers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_marbling


http://handmade-paper.us/page/CPO/CTGY/mar
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007 10:35:28 AM »

wow those look amazing! Love the paper you used
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