Saturday, April 27, 2013

MORE Adventures In Book Binding!

I've been trying to get as many book binding techniques under my belt as I can lately. All my practice pieces have been turning out just super, I don't know how I'm going to part with the good versions of the books I make! This is the notebook hoarder in me coming out... So, over the last few weeks I have been making all of these:

My FAVOURITE book so far! Coptic Stitch (A5 size) journal with a Hand Painted cover (by me!) This is the journal I'm using to put all my book binding notes in, for all the books I make.

Regular Case Bound book (A6 size) with (purchased) Handmade Paper Cover.

Some Matchbooks with Japanese Washi Paper covers. These are about 2" x 2.5" in size.

My first attempt at Long Stitch (A6 size). I didn't have any leather, so I tried using denim. The papers are some Tea Stained papers I prepared ages ago for another project (that remains unfinished).

Another Japanese Stab bound journal (A5 size) with a cover that I designed. This is going to be a gift for a special someone. 

And last but not least, a little Pamphlet Stitch notebook (A6 size) with a Hand Painted cover. I attached some beads, but I'm not sure they really go with the cover. I think something a little brighter would have done the trick.

A4 = 297 x 210mm or 11.7 x 8.3inches
A5 = 210 x 148mm or 8.3 x 5.8inches
A6 = 148 x 105mm or 5.8 x 4.1inches

SO! That's the extent of my adventures in book binding of late. Stay tuned for MANY more adventures and thanks for stopping by today!


  1. These are all beautiful but I particularly like the cover on your Japanese notebook.

    1. Thank you so much! The Japanese is my favourite one too. I plan on designing more of this cover. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Can I place some orders, please! If I had the money, I would hire you as my personal bookmaker!! Alison, they are soooo beautiful. I love the covers with the drip pattern - awesome!! You´ve got it girl!

    1. Aaaaw, thank you Gabriele! I hope to be able to sell them eventually. Little way down the track yet... :)


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