Thursday, September 23, 2010

bookbinding - two books: one french door and one miniature

autumn colors french door book
This french door book has autumn colors and is coptic bound. The cover is copper handmade papers, the signatures are recycled drawing paper, the lining is a beatiful paper from Hollanders (it appears to be out of stock) with chestnuts and mushrooms. The back is covered with brown vinyl.
french door book, closed partial open
top view, both sides open

a mini leather longstitch bound book
A miniature book, 1 1/8 x 1" (2.86cm x 2.5cm), made from an old wallet of hubby's. The leather is nice, smooth, pliable and soft after years of service. This paper is very thin calligraphy practice paper, there are 128 pages (front & back) in this tiny book. The closure is a brad and braided natural color waxed thread. The binding is a very simple longstitch.
mini leather longstitch bound book open
calligraphy practice paper


  1. You make the coolest things Sandy! I really like your book binding.


  2. Thanks Sherry! I'm trying to learn through experimentation. :) It's fun that way.

  3. your books are really lovely. Lots of attention to detail.

  4. You're too kind! My stitching is finally showing improvement. I've a way to go, but it's getting better.

  5. That's really amazing! You're very talented!


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