Monthly Archives: June 2014
Unfortunately I have had a really busy week at work (my real job) so a slight cheat this week with a ‘here’s one I made earlier’. See post from 21st April t014 – Mint sauce – Coptic Bound
Pamphlet stitch was the first true bookbinding stitch I learned. It is a simple 3-hole stitch. In pads of scrapbook paper / card there are always a few patterns that, although very nice, never seem to fit into any project. These were perfect for these notebooks as they didn’t have to match with anything else.
16 x 16 pin square Lego baseplates make perfect sized notebooks. The only problem being that at 5″ square they make for some awkward paper trimming. That was until I found 10″ square artists drawing pads. These are easily cut in half to make signatures, or quarters for spiral bound notebooks. For this book I […]
I have collected a few offcuts of leather over the years. This piece was exactly the right size to make an A6 wrap-around long-stitch journal. I found a flower-shaped button that perfectly matched the thread I used to bind it.
When I first saw one of these books it ticked all the right boxes. It was made from something not originally intended to be a book, it was using recycled stuff, & it was quirky. I have seen several versions of this book – this is my take on it. Old, unloved decks of cards, […]