Tag : Coptic binding

The Book of Craig

In my last post, you saw the page that I created for The Book of Craig: A Creative Festschrift (yep, that's the name). Now I can show you the finished book.Before I do that, here are some book-related numbers:Total pages: 40Thread length used: 10 yardsBinding time: 296 minutes (4.93 hours)Total production

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

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

Worktable Wednesday

Today started out with the most awesome surprise. The doorbell rang around 8:00 a.m. and I opened the door to find a former student of mine bearing a batch of leather! She said that she wasn't going to use it and thought that I might be able to make something

Worktable Wednesday

I started today gluing covers for some coptic journals. I used marbled papers by Nancy Morains that I picked up at last year's Paper and Book Intensive. I've been thinking a lot about why I glue in a way that's against tradition - I put glue on the board and not

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on completing covers for more of my space travel journals. I started off by carving out the insets for the spaceship badges. Next, I covered the boards in bookcloth... ...which was followed by gluing in the end pages. Luckily, I was able to find another copy of Stars

Worktable Wednesday

Today I prepped for the second session of my Travel Companion Journal class at Studio Place Arts. Last week my students worked on the covers and today they'll be learning the double needle Coptic stitch. Here's the demo book I've been creating in class - I love the brightly colored threads

Worktable Wednesday

Trying to get some new journals done before this weekend's Craft Vermont. Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Drilling holes in pages for chopstick journals: Choosing colors of waxed linen thread takes me way too long. I still haven't figured out this one...there are just too many possibilities. Once I finally get going,

Worktable Wednesday

Back in the studio! Today I glued coptic journal covers using two sheets of the paper I got from Chena River Marblers. I simply cannot resist this marbled paper. I want to eat it. Working with it has a super-positive effect on my mood. And I'd like to express my gratitude for the

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