Tag Archives: bookbinding

Book stand

keyrings

Oooh this was so much fun to make, just a different use for the many mini books I have been making lately. Demand has been really high at the craft fairs but people definitely want choices so I am making loads more, if they dont all sell then its more for xmas stockings.

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New bindings

I bought myself one of those staplers that can go through loads of pieces of paper at once the other day. I wanted to staple loads of papers together that I had lying around the place, just to keep them together really. But Then I came across this idea for a binding using one of these staplers. Anyway it seems to work as long as the spine is no thicker than the papers. It’s lovely that the front cover opens flat, would be nice to use for binding artwork or photographs together.

Sketchbook

I am going away next week and really miss having all my different sketchbooks and papers at home, so I decided to make a sketchbook for my travels with all my favourite papers inside. Watercolour papers of various finishes and weights, bristol board, marker paper, normal everyday bits of white stuff and some odd velum types and a few odd things thrown in for good measure. All stitched together and then a hardback cover for sturdiness. I had this old necklace lying around made with green waxed thread so I used that for a fastening. Loads of fun really.

Sketchbook