Sunday, January 31, 2010

nag hammadi type binding

See this for more information:
Here is another grood article:
(scroll down if you are an english speaker)

This is my much simplified version of the nag hammadi binding. I wanted to try this, because I like the ties at head & tail, the long strip that wraps and I especially love the over flap.

front, wrapped & tied stitchery fore edge, badly trimmed unwrapped, back

edit: 02-10-2009 for typo

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

small coptic bound book

Front cover is wrapping paper, pages are scraps of drawing paper, 6" x 2" (15.2cm x 5cm).

front cover with happy dots top view open open, inside: more dots! x shaped coptic of sorts

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chiyogami & book cloth

chiyogami bamboo blossoms on red
canapetta bookcloth - red
Peacock construction paper
white waxed thread

I decided to use white thread instead of the fuschia I originally planned.
The construction paper wasn't as sturdy as I thought it was and is brittle. Some of the piercings became enlarged, so the binding isn't neat.

front stitching ladybug bead close-up

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

19 gorgeous new papers from papermojo

Fourteen 8.5" x 11" sheets of marbled papers, four chiyogami papers and one leaf paper. These will be used for bookbinding projects - covers, endpapers and so on.

Marbled Momi Paper Silver Opal Handmade Marbled Paper Mango Green and Gold Handmade Marbled Paper White and Gold Riptide Marbled Paper Nutmeg and Kiwi Riptide Marbled Paper Aqua and Lemon Agate Marbled Paper Coral Aquamarine and Gold Florentine Marble Red Shell Florentine Marble Blue Peacock Florentine Marble Burgundy and Gold Veined French Marble Paper Eucalyptus Green Crepaldi Marbles Red and Blue Antique Spot Crepaldi Marbles Aubergine Waved Chevron Crepaldi Marbles Green Waved Git-Gel Crepaldi Marbles Wine and Rose Swirl Chiyogami Flower Power Black and Red Chiyogami Cranes and Geese traditional Chiyogami Parasols and Fans Chiyogami Bamboo Blossomson Red Handmade Pond Leaf sage green
papers from

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

bookbinding - leather cover 3 section pamphlet stitch

This little notebook was made from a leather cover from an old book, mango leaf paper liner, strathmore cold press watercolor paper (90lb, 190gsm) signatures with mulberry stripe paper over 2nd signature, waxed thread, bead and ribbon closure, multi-section pamplet stitch from Keith A Smith's 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewing, Non-Adhesive Binding Volume B. Dimensions are 4¾" x 2¾" (12cm x 7cm)
ready to begin mango leaf paper liner finished front open top edge

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:43pm: edit to add image