Category: bookmaking

Gray and gold book

This is the April book from Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club, the sewn-over-tapes binding. I decided to sew organza onto the tapes to fluff them out and add more dimension. There are gaps...

Wee teabag book

This little book came to me upon waking one day. And I had to give it a try. I’ve been saving these silky tea bags from a tin of tea, and with another pot...

Paired needle Coptic

I made a journal last week with Vintage Page Design’s group, led by Ali Manning. It was a good experience. I’ve done this binding before but felt a refresher from a different teacher would...

Spinning accordion

While going through my stash, I found this translucent turquoise paper. It has a surface that is slick and shiny, almost plastic-like, and is heavy and slippery. Not my favorite paper, but it seemed...

Retreat extension

I overprepared for the Handmade Book Club’s one-day retreat in May 2020. I cut boards for two books, but only finished one at the retreat. I thought I would follow up promptly and make...

Scrap books

I had to refresh my acquaintance with my stash of scraps when I was doing the scraps diary. One of the many benefits of that practice! Once I started, I kept going into all...

Lotus blossom stab binding

I’ve been working on several bookmaking projects, mostly to use up scraps that have been lying around. I found these two thick covers in my stash. They must have come from a collage pack...