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DIY Sketchbook Holders. Stationary lovers, writers, journal keepers… meet Hope House Press. Good morning.

Stationary lovers, writers, journal keepers… meet Hope House Press

Bookbinding Courses - Otterbookbinding. Would you like to learn bookbinding or improve your skills?

Bookbinding Courses - Otterbookbinding

Otter Bookbinding offers courses to help you master the craft. They are for all abilities, from beginners upwards. All materials and tools are provided. All our courses offer high quality tuition in a relaxed and friendly setting, and are offered at different levels, allowing you to learn and progress in a logical way. We have classes suitable suitable for those with no prior bookbinding experience, as well as for those who have already have some experience.

From time to time we also run specialist courses with outside teachers, such as paper restoration or gold tooling. Classes take place in Midhurst, West Sussex. Bookbinding, wood veneer cover. Design: The Art of Bookbinding · Meanjin. There’s really no other way to say this but bookbinding is truly, truly awesome.

Design: The Art of Bookbinding · Meanjin

The first Designer Bookbinders International Competition was held earlier this year, with bookbinders from all around the world dusting off their block presses and endpapers to enter. The following images are taken from the 117 short-listed entries, which took on the theme of water as their inspiration. GBW 100th Anniversary Exhibition Catalog Bind-O-Rama. Charlene Matthews, Hollywood, CA, USA.

GBW 100th Anniversary Exhibition Catalog Bind-O-Rama

Bound September 2007. I had a copy already, but bought another set of loose sheets to bind. I decided to interweave both copies, same pages together, as through the years, I can see many of our lives interweaving together. It was a great experience, I was able to see and think about each book as I wove another into it, and I realized how I had not paid much attention to my peer’s bindings as much as I should have. The cover was hard. The covers are covered in pinhole photographs of my bindery back porch. Make a Book a Day: Book 324 - Recycled Vinyl Record Journal/Blank Book - Donna Summers - Coptic Binding. Finally Back!

Make a Book a Day: Book 324 - Recycled Vinyl Record Journal/Blank Book - Donna Summers - Coptic Binding

I have a pile of books to post now that I have my computer back. The whole thing had to be wiped clean and the OS re-installed, which meant restoring the entire hard drive (thank God for Carbonite online backup) AND reinstalling all the programs, some of which had to be sought and found. Still a few to find and put back on, but at least I can work now. This book is another journal made from a vintage vinyl album. This one is "Bad Girls" by the '70s queen of disco, Donna Summers.

For the front cover, I cut the record into a rectangle with the band saw, placing the round paper label just off center. The signatures are a nice 70 lb. Coptic Stitch « Lili's Bookbinding Blog. (The book above is currently available in my Etsy Shop)

Coptic Stitch « Lili's Bookbinding Blog

How Plantable Paper Works. How To Plant Plantable Paper a pot for planting some good potting soil plantable paper water a sunny corner Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil.

How Plantable Paper Works

Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!). Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once the flowers (or herbs or vegetables) start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase Flowers In Plantable Paper Our plantable paper is embedded with wildflower seeds.

Bird's Eye Clarkia Black Eyed Susan Sweet Alyssum English Daisy Catchfly Snap Dragon. Professional Archival, Bookbinding, Conservation and Restoration Supplies. Inkling: corrugated composition books. I love the idea of covering a plain black speckled composition book and giving it a new look.

Inkling: corrugated composition books

I’ve also been thinking about doing something with corrugated paper. My plan was to use kraft corrugated paper. You know, the kind used for packaging breakables. There are a couple reasons I didn’t get the kraft corrugated paper. Project: Stamped Kraft Book Covers. I am always looking for inexpensive solutions for styling and decorating my home.

Project: Stamped Kraft Book Covers

I have built in shelves in between my living room and dining area that I am constantly changing and rearranging. I am working on filling them with odd finds and antiques that i have collected, but I am always looking for new and interesting ways to display my books. I like to display my books like they are decorative objects themselves, and this an easy and inexpensive decorative fix for any hardbound book. It really dressed up my collection of classics that I got for $1.00 a piece at my local Barnes & Noble. The idea started with a roll of kraft paper I bought at Lowes for around 8.00, these roll are sold in their painting section it is called Brown Masking Paper. Grey Book Binding Board-Grey Book Binding Board Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba. Medieval Carolingian Bookbinding. Slateblu: book binding.

Last Saturday, when the kiddies went to the snow with their daddy, I had lunch with friends, who used to be colleagues at work.

slateblu: book binding

My friend Daisy is a very good cook so we had a homemade 4 course meal with extras to bring home. It was a great afternoon. I made handbound books for my two friends...and one soon to be finished for myself to write down photo notes for my picture files. The necessary supplies... Slate gray linen thread... Books... This one's waiting to be finished... Bookbinding Techniques « jimmiekat. During my portfolio class at Parsons this morning, I asked my teacher, Will van Roden, what he thought about including process into our portfolios, such as inspiration, thumbnail sketches, roughs, and so on. He replied that he thought it could be nice as a separate process book—not included in the regular portfolio but as an interesting separate design piece, with thumbnails in a nicely gridded layout, examples placed in in an interesting way, and so on—a well-designed book project in its own right.

This got me thinking about another book-binding project, and I started doing a little research. I came across some beautiful photographed examples of a number of book-binding techniques on StateBlu’s blog—really, they’re gorgeous! I’ve been inspired to try them all out. Japanese stab binding #3: jewels, fences, and bridges. - the creative journal of Artist Linda Tieu. The most common type of sewn bookbinding that I often default to, falls into the category of longstitch binding. It’s really a general categorization for many different methods of sewn binding. People have invented their own patterns and techniques and have probably called it something else as well. Suffice to say, it’s a general way to denote sewing your paper to the cover of your book.

I’m sure you’ve noticed journals out there with exposed sewing in the binding in a variety of patterns and designs.