Tag : Bookbinding

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on another custom order baby book. This one is a photo album and has heavier weight pages. The cover of the album is covered in green bookcloth and each folio of pages is wrapped in a brightly colored paper. This is not only decorative, but it also serves

Book Arts at Haystack 2015

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has a bookbinding offering during its fifth summer session from August 16 - 28, 2015 - Paper Engineering: Making Pop-Ups and Sculptural Books with Carol Barton. The workshop seems fantastic, as you can see in the description below: Discover the magic of the sculptural book through explorations

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom baby journal. I love custom orders! It was bound using a double needle coptic stitch with waxed linen thread. This type of binding creates a braided effect on the spine. The cover paper is a handmade paper by Richard Langdell. It has wildflower petals in it

Book Arts Improv: Grand prize winner

Welcome to the grand prize drawing of the Book Arts Improv! Just in case you've forgotten what the prize is, it's a set of books that includes one each of the four books created during the Improv: Craft Show Love Affair Godzilla, Extreme Couponer James Bond's Bad Day Fabruary And now...the envelope, please: Congrats to Marcia! Again! Marcia

Book Arts Improv Book #4: Fabruary

Just to remind you, here are the themes I was working with this week... An embarrassing way to die: spoonful of nutella stuck in your mouth World’s worst message from a fortune cookie: HA!!!!! Fill in the blank: A ______ walks into a bar… porcupine It was funny how this week's Improv book came

Book Arts Improv: Week #4 Themes

Many thanks to everyone who entered the final week of this year's Book Arts Improv! Here's this week's winning entry... ...number 1! Congrats to Velma! This week's themes are as follows: An embarrassing way to die: spoonful of nutella stuck in your mouth World’s worst message from a fortune cookie: HA!!!!! Fill in the blank: A ______

Book Arts Improv: Call #4

Welcome to the final week of the 5th Annual Book Arts Improv! In case you're new here, in a nutshell, the Improv is a four-week stretch of improvisational bookmaking. Depending on the content and complexity of the book, an edition of three or more will be created each week. Here's the last

Worktable Wednesday

Today I started working on this week’s Improv book and as per my usual, I've been adding inspirations to my Improv Pinterest board. One of the pins is for the Irish drinking song The Moonshiner, which has really fun lyrics. I especially like the line - "If you don't like me,