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.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Links galore!

I have added a number of links on the side-bar. Some will take you to inspirational websites and blogs by book artists, while others will take you to practical instructions on such varied subjects as how to make paste-paper, how to re-bind a Moleskine notebook, or how to make a book from scratch. I will also be adding links to other paper crafts and books arts, such as origami and altered books, and to totally unrelated arts and crafts.

Friday, 8 May 2009

The exposed-spine instructions are ready! (updated October 19, 2013)

I started writing these instructions about 2 years ago, but one thing and then another (and another, etc.) kept getting in the way of finishing it, but now it is finally ready. Click here to see it.  

Note: I have changed the link from Scribd to Google Drive. I'm new at sharing files on Google Drive, so if you can't download it please leave a comment to let me know and I'll try to fix it.