I absolutely Love to make Books.
It is pure enjoyment to create a handmade book from scratch . . . the covers, the pages, the binding.
Over the past 3 weeks I have created 5 different 3"x6" books, the focal point being the different Hand Stitch Binding.
Here they are!
My books are all proudly displayed lined up in various bookshelves for me to enjoy.
Their spines are beautiful. These 5 do not have book jewellery . . . yet.
Book 1 below is a "Long Stitch" Bound Book
with Tim Holtz Destinations papers inside and handmade paper creating the soft outside covers.
Book 2 is a "Linking Running Stitch" Bound Book
with Tim Holtz French Industrial papers inside and a handmade paper fold-over cover
with a button/elastic closure.
Book 3 is a "Coptic Stitch" Bound Book
with different Tim Holtz French Industrial papers inside creating the signatures
and handmade paper wrapping the outside covers
with a ribbon closure.
Book 4 is a "Single Sheet Coptic Stitch" Bound Book
with Tim Holtz Lost & Found papers inside and handmade paper wrapping the outside covers.
Book 5 is a "Coptic Stitch" Bound Book with "Sewn End Bands" and decorative "Top Stitching"
with recycled papers inside and simple mat board covers
with an elastic closure.
I will be offering these 5 different book binding classes at Treasured Memories over the next few months. Once dates have been chosen, I will let you know.
Turn that paper you love into Books of Art you can enjoy.