I’ve been doing some more book binding over the last week or so because I have some gift giving events coming up and I love to gift a fellow artist a handmade book…
This is a keyhole binding and although it’s a little tedious to stitch the signatures in the results I think are [...]
It’s been book making week in the studio this past week. It started with these:
Keychain books! The ones on the left are made from ribbon and the ones on the right are little hard cover ones. They all measure about 3″long and once you make one you can’t stop yourself from making [...]
I finally got around to turning some of the fabric I wove using cotton strips that I blogged about here into some new journals:
The one on the right has a combination of paper and hand dyed linen fabric pages that have envelopes and tags stitched right to them on the inside:
I’ve had a piece of Banana plank paper in my paper stash for a while and I thought it was about time to turn it into a book:
Banana Plank book:6″x 5″
This coptic stitch book is a little different than the ones in the previous post because the inside of [...]
On Saturday January 14th 2012 I’ll be teaching my kitchen foil single needle coptic stitch book at Ink About It in Westford Ma and I’ve been busy this week making up samples for the class:
This book is a lot easier to make than it looks! It’s just kitchen foil,grungeboard and some paper…
This months sketchbook challenge theme is definitely one of my favorites of all the themes we’ve had so far and it inspired me to create this new scrap paper book and silk box to store it in.
Scrap paper book (5"x 5") and Silk box (6"x 6"x 4")
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When I saw this months Sketchbook Challenge theme two images popped into my head. The first was the image of the spiral and the second was an image of an accordion style book:
A dos-a’-dos book (accordian) book is a great book structure because you can really have fun and get creativity with how [...]
remember the fabric I was weaving on Friday of last week? Well some of it got turned into these journals:
All of these are in my etsy shop here.
Want to learn how I make one of these journals?
then you’ll want to pick up the November/December 2010 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors…
and turn to page 70 where you’ll find step by step instructions on how to create your own paper bag leather journal!
I had some of the surface that I used for the corset left over so I used it to make a couple of journals:
both of these are in my etsy shop here.
I also made up some postcards. I like to keep a stash of postcards on hand for giveaways and sometimes I [...]