Sunday, 24 May 2009

New coptic book


Here is my latest creation:

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The book is made up of 6 signatures of rough hand-torn sketching paper, 72 pages altogether. It is held closed with an elastic band.

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Inside there is room for a pen and a loop of elastic to hold it in place.

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The boards are covered with red library buckram and lizard-skin patterned book paper and it is sewn together with waxed red sewing thread, using Coptic stitch (also known as chain stitch).

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I'm thinking about adding pockets inside the covers, to hold stuff like postcards, stamps and boarding passes.

2 comments:

margaret said...

I am just about to delve into learning bookbinding and I've been poking around on blogs and just stumbled across yours.

I love the little pen alcove! Thank you for the tutorials - I will certainly learn from them when i get there! I look forward to more of your projects. (I hope to share my learning experience on a blog soon and will be sure to link back to you!)

Margaret

Bibliophile said...

Margaret, be sure to let me know when your blog goes up.