I decided that I would get two dozen accordion books done in time for Open Studio Weekend. You can see the start of my work in this post. I already had quite a few in stock, but sometimes I get an urge to set a deadline just so I can
Tag : Bookbinding
This weekend I worked on accordion books that are 4.5" x 4.5" in size. An accordion book is often made with one long piece of card stock. It is folded repeatedly, like a fan, to form the pages in the book.The colored slips of paper sticking out from the stack
At last year's Focus on Book Arts Conference, I took a workshop on how to sew over cords using wood covers. I really enjoyed the workshop and planned on incorporating wood into my future work.Well, for the last week, I've been obsessed with wood. I don't know what triggered it.
I have a sinus infection. Meh. I won't bore you with the details, other than to say that I'm in a fairly significant relationship with my couch right now. During this time of Burning Nose, I was inspired with a vision of a book. Please be warned, if you have a weak
A lot of the bookbinding skills I've developed over the years have come from reading books about bookbinding. Many of them feature the same bindings, but I can't resist them. I need to have a big fat buffet at my disposal.So I have an ever-growing library of bookbinding and book/paper-related
I decided to share a bit more about my bookbinding studio. Below, you can see a picture of one of my studio closets (I have two). This closet is the primary storage area for my studio (not including paper - I use my flat files for that).As you can see,
Today I was able to finish what I now refer to as the "Jason Bug Book" (I've never been great with titles). The sewing took a little over three hours to complete. I used burgundy and black linen thread to do the coptic binding - at the two ends and
After having sufficiently recovered from my Paris paper trauma, I am now back to work on the journal that my friend Jason is oh-so-patiently waiting for.He chose a medium-toned gray bookcloth for the cover. It's a good choice for this journal because he plans to carry it in his laptop
My husband and I went to Paris in the summer of 2001. It was during this trip that I started the tradition of buying paper whenever possible on our vacations.I can't help myself. When went to Washington D.C. in 2005, I made a stop at the Paper Source in Georgetown.
Today I spent some time in the studio working on a hinged lid box.To show you an example, the Bridal Suite at right includes a large hinged lid box that fits all of the contents shown.The one that I was working on tonight is much smaller - just the right