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Another book

I just finished another book. I made this on using a heavier, hand made paper for the text block so the edges of the pages are very deckled but I was pleased with the contrast between the cover paper and the inner cover paper. I wasn’t sure it would work but it looks really nice.





For other images of the creation of these books, see earlier post ‘Turning over a new leaf’

8 responses to “Another book

  1. Luna July 17, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Wow.. impressive. I love it. Do you use it for yourself or do you give it as a gift?

  2. Diane July 17, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you!

    I am always either finding fault with the stuff I make, beit books or calligraphy, or I fall in love with it and can’t bear to part with it!

    I have had some commissions but I always photograph them so I can remember them. They are like my babies!

  3. suburose July 24, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    the books look great! i am also a bookmaker and am always looking for new techniques. do you know of any tutorials or online resources for this style of bookmaking?

  4. Diane July 24, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you!

    If you check out the Cailun link on my page it will take you to a blog and web site that has lots of great ideas and techniques. I also use a book called ‘Non Adhesive Binding – Books without Paste or Glue’ by Keith A. Smith which is very good indeed. You can get it on Amazon.

  5. Mona August 24, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Hello Diane, i really loved the book binding hobby of yours. And i am pretty impressed :-) I would like to make one for myself at home, a cute and colourful book just like one of yours and would like to learn how to make a book in detail. Can you guide me please? I would like to make one for myself, just like yours, this one preferably- , You can contact me and help me out by mailing me at my email address. I would like to know how to make a book from the scratch, and will be very pleased if you help me :-) Thanks.

  6. Diane August 24, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Mona, I am so glad you like the books. I am happy to help but I must admit that coptic stitching is easier to do than explain – and the rainbow book you like is coptic stitching using two needles which is even MORE complicated and I’m not even sure I did it properly!
    I will see if I can write some instructions for you and e-mail them to you.
    If you read the comment above yours, then you will see I recommend a book which is where I learned to do this stitching. Also check out in my links on the right.

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